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Molecular Basis of Virus Evolution

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Frank Fenner, Neal Nathanson, Kathleen A. McGann, John Wilesmith, Alexander E. Borbalenya, Duncan J. McGeoch, Andrew J. Davison, Adrian Gibbs, Paul K. Keese, Gregor Meyers, Norbert Tautz, Heinz-Jürgen Theil, Bertha-Cecilia Ramíerez, Pascale Barbier, Karin Séron, Anne-Lise Haenni, Françoise Bernardi, Michael M. C. Lai, Thomas L. Lentz, Charles R. M. Bangham, Jaap Goudsmit, Estaban Domingo, John Holland, Christop Biebricher, Manfred Eigen, Robert M. May, A. Moya and F. García-Arenal, E. Stackebrandt, Kathleen A. Kron, Mark W. Chase, R. Blasco, Jan Blok, Adrian J. Gibbs, Andrew J. Davison, Duncan J. McGeoch, J. Dopazo, M. J. Rodrigo, A. Rodríguez, J. C. Sáiz, F. Sobrino, Richard M. Elliott, Aurora Fraile, Miguel A. Aranda, Fernando García-Arenal, Mark Gibbs, Wolfgang K. Joklik, Michael R. Rone, G. Kurath, C. Robaglia, Marcella A. McClure, Patricia A. Nuttall, Mary A. Morse, Linda D. Jones, Agustin Portela, C. R. Pringle, Paul M. Sharp, Conal J. Burgess, Beatrice H. Hahn, Marc Van Ranst, Jeffrey B. Kaplan, John P. Sundberg, Robert D. Burk, Colin W. Ward, Georg F. Weiller, Dharma D. Shukla, Scott C. Weaver, R. G. Webster, W. J. Bean, O. T. Gorman, C. López-Galíndez, J. M. Rojas
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  • Date Published: November 2005
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521022897

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  • Advances in molecular biology have led to huge increases in determining the phylogenetic history of viruses. This book is one of the first solely devoted to the origins and evolution of viruses, and of the ways in which they interact with their cellular hosts and vectors. Intitial chapters cover impacts of viruses and their control. Further chapters detail genetic variation of viruses and the molecular basis of interrelation at the population level and the molecular basis and evolution of this relationship. Seventeen chapters follow on genetic origins, sources of variation, population genetics, and interactions with hosts. Practical virologists will find the chapters on phylogenetic analysis techniques very useful. The highly adaptive nature of viruses will be of particular interest to evolutionists.

    • Authors all selected for a special workshop on the subject
    • Up-to-date detailed coverage of subject using current data
    • Chapters on individual virus families
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "This volume should be read by virologists interested in evolution, and by evolutionary biologists interested in viral evolution, evolution of virulence, or using viruses as experimental systems. More than a textbook, it is undoubtedly an important work in the growing field of virus evolution, and an indispensable source of information for researchers in the field of emerging and reemerging viral diseases." Weigang Qiu, Quarterly Review of Biology

    "The book is consistently provocative and intriguing, and I already am looking forward to subsequent editions. In addition to the individual chapters on specific groups of viruses, the reader will be greatly aided by the reference chapters on phylogenetic analysis that should provide practical assistance to those interested individuals who are totally unacquainted with the practical and technical issues of molecular phylogeny." Mark Schleiss, Doody's Health Sciences Book Review Journal

    "...provides an important summary of these molecular systematic investigations of wild viral populations, as well as some insights into the early stages of the marriage between virology and evolutionary biology....it is very productive reading material for anyone interested in viral evolution." David M. Hillis, Science

    "...a very useful addition to the scientific literature." Dr. Guy Lemay, CSM Newsletter

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    • Date Published: November 2005
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521022897
    • length: 624 pages
    • dimensions: 234 x 155 x 32 mm
    • weight: 0.86kg
    • contains: 128 b/w illus. 36 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Editors' preface
    1. Introduction and guide
    Part I. The Impact of Viral Diseases:
    2. Classical studies of virus evolution Frank Fenner
    3. The evolution of virus diseases: their emergence, epidemicity and control Neal Nathanson, Kathleen A. McGann and John Wilesmith
    Part II. Origins of Viruses and their Genes:
    4. Origin of RNA viral genomes
    approaching the problem by comparative sequence analysis Alexander E. Borbalenya
    5. Origins of DNA viruses Duncan J. McGeoch and Andrew J. Davison
    6. In search of the origins of viral genes Adrian Gibbs and Paul K. Keese
    7. Cellular sequences in viral genomes Gregor Meyers, Norbert Tautz and Heinz-Jürgen Theil
    Part III. Sources of Virus Variation:
    8. Molecular mechanisms of point mutations in RNA viruses Bertha-Cecilia Ramíerez, Pascale Barbier, Karin Séron, Anne-Lise Haenni and Françoise Bernardi
    9. Recombination and its evolutionary effect on viruses with RNA genomes Michael M. C. Lai
    Part IV. Molecular Interactions of Viruses and their Hosts:
    10. Viruses as ligands of eukaryotic cell surface molecules Thomas L. Lentz
    11. The influence of immunity on virus evolution Charles R. M. Bangham
    12. Effect of variation within an HIV-1 envelope region containing neutralizing epitopes and virulence determinants Jaap Goudsmit
    Part V. Viruses, Hosts and Populations:
    13. Quasi-species: the concept and the word Estaban Domingo, John Holland, Christop Biebricher and Manfred Eigen
    14. The co-evolutionary dynamics of viruses and their hosts Robert M. May
    15. Population genetics of viruses: an introduction A. Moya and F. García-Arenal
    16. Origin and evolution of prokaryotes E. Stackebrandt
    17. Molecular systematics and seed plant phylogeny: a summary of a parsimony analysis of rbcL sequence data Kathleen A. Kron and Mark W. Chase
    Part VI. Case Studies of Viral Taxa: Their Systematics and Evolution:
    18. Evolution of poxviruses and African swine fever virus R. Blasco
    19. Molecular systematics of the flaviviruses and their relatives Jan Blok and Adrian J. Gibbs
    20. Herpesviridae Andrew J. Davison and Duncan J. McGeoch
    21. Aphthovirus evolution J. Dopazo, M. J. Rodrigo, A. Rodríguez, J. C. Sáiz and F. Sobrino
    22. Evolution of the Bunyaviridae Richard M. Elliott
    23. Evolution of the tobamoviruses Aurora Fraile, Miguel A. Aranda and Fernando García-Arenal
    24. The luteovirus supergroup: rampant recombination and persistent partnerships Mark Gibbs
    25. The evolution of the Reoviridae Wolfgang K. Joklik and Michael R. Roner
    26. Genetic variation and evolution of satellite viruses and satellite RNAs G. Kurath and C. Robaglia
    27. Molecular evolution of the retroid family Marcella A. McClure
    28. Adaptation of members of the Orthomyxoviridae family to transmission by ticks Patricia A. Nuttall, Mary A. Morse, Linda D. Jones and Agustin Portela
    29. The Order Mononegavirales: evolutionary relationships and mechanisms of variation C. R. Pringle
    30. The molecular evolution of the human immunodeficiency viruses Paul M. Sharp, Conal J. Burgess and Beatrice H. Hahn
    31. Molecular evolution of papillomaviruses Marc Van Ranst, Jeffrey B. Kaplan, John P. Sundberg and Robert D. Burk
    32. Molecular systematics of the Potyviridae, the largest plant virus family Colin W. Ward, Georg F. Weiller, Dharma D. Shukla and Adrian Gibbs
    33. Evolution of alphaviruses Scott C. Weaver
    34. Evolution of influenza viruses: rapid evolution and stasis R. G. Webster, W. J. Bean and O. T. Gorman
    Part VII. Techniques for Viral Systematics:
    35. The RNase A mismatch method for the genetic characterization of viruses C. López-Galíndez, J. M. Rojas and J. Dopazo
    36. Molecular phylogenetic analysis Georg F. Weiller, Marcella A. McClure and Adrian J. Gibbs
    Index.

  • Editors

    Adrian J. Gibbs, Australian National University, Canberra

    Charles H. Calisher, Colorado State University

    Fernando García-Arenal, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid

    Contributors

    Frank Fenner, Neal Nathanson, Kathleen A. McGann, John Wilesmith, Alexander E. Borbalenya, Duncan J. McGeoch, Andrew J. Davison, Adrian Gibbs, Paul K. Keese, Gregor Meyers, Norbert Tautz, Heinz-Jürgen Theil, Bertha-Cecilia Ramíerez, Pascale Barbier, Karin Séron, Anne-Lise Haenni, Françoise Bernardi, Michael M. C. Lai, Thomas L. Lentz, Charles R. M. Bangham, Jaap Goudsmit, Estaban Domingo, John Holland, Christop Biebricher, Manfred Eigen, Robert M. May, A. Moya and F. García-Arenal, E. Stackebrandt, Kathleen A. Kron, Mark W. Chase, R. Blasco, Jan Blok, Adrian J. Gibbs, Andrew J. Davison, Duncan J. McGeoch, J. Dopazo, M. J. Rodrigo, A. Rodríguez, J. C. Sáiz, F. Sobrino, Richard M. Elliott, Aurora Fraile, Miguel A. Aranda, Fernando García-Arenal, Mark Gibbs, Wolfgang K. Joklik, Michael R. Rone, G. Kurath, C. Robaglia, Marcella A. McClure, Patricia A. Nuttall, Mary A. Morse, Linda D. Jones, Agustin Portela, C. R. Pringle, Paul M. Sharp, Conal J. Burgess, Beatrice H. Hahn, Marc Van Ranst, Jeffrey B. Kaplan, John P. Sundberg, Robert D. Burk, Colin W. Ward, Georg F. Weiller, Dharma D. Shukla, Scott C. Weaver, R. G. Webster, W. J. Bean, O. T. Gorman, C. López-Galíndez, J. M. Rojas

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