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Studies in Viral Ecology: Microbial and Botanical Host Systems, Volume 1

ISBN: 978-0-470-62396-1
388 pages
August 2011, Wiley-Blackwell
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This book explains the ecology of viruses by examining their interactive dynamics with their hosting species (in this volume, in microbes and plants), including the types of transmission cycles that viruses have evolved encompassing principal and alternate hosts, vehicles, and vectoring species. Examining virology from an organismal biology approach and focusing on the concept that viral infections represent areas of overlap in the ecologies of the involved species, Viral Ecology is essential for students and professionals who either may be non-virologists or virologists whose previous familiarity has been very specialized.
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VOLUME 1

DEDICATION ix

PREFACE xi

CONTRIBUTORS xiii

ATTRIBUTION CREDITS FOR COVER AND SPINE ARTWORK xv

SECTION I AN INTRODUCTION TO THE STRUCTURE AND BEHAVIOR OF VIRUSES 1

1 Defining the Ecology of Viruses 3
Christon J. Hurst

2 An Introduction to Viral Taxonomy with Emphasis on Microbial and Botanical Hosts and the Proposal of Akamara, a Potential Domain for the Genomic Acellular Agents 41
Christon J. Hurst

3 Virus Morphology, Replication, and Assembly 67
Debi P. Nayak

4 The (Co)Evolutionary Ecology of Viruses 131
Michael J. Allen

SECTION II VIRUSES OF OTHER MICROORGANISMS 145

5 Bacteriophage and Viral Ecology as Seen Through the Lens of Nucleic Acid Sequence Data 147
Eric Sakowski, William Kress, and K. Eric Wommack

6 Viruses of Cyanobacteria 169
Lauren D. McDaniel

7 Viruses of Eukaryotic Algae 189
William H. Wilson and Michael J. Allen

8 Viruses of Seaweeds 205
Declan C. Schroeder

9 The Ecology and Evolution of Fungal Viruses 217
Michael G. Milgroom and Bradley I. Hillman

10 Prion Ecology 255
Reed B. Wickner

SECTION III VIRUSES OF MACROSCOPIC PLANTS 271

11 Ecology of Plant Viruses, with Special Reference to Geminiviruses 273
Basavaprabhu L. Patil and Claude M. Fauquet

12 Viroids and Viroid Diseases of Plants 307
Ricardo Flores, Francesco Di Serio, Beatriz Navarro, Nuria Duran-Vila, and Robert A. Owens

INDEX 343

VOLUME 2

DEDICATION ix

PREFACE xi

CONTRIBUTORS xiii

ATTRIBUTION CREDITS FOR COVER AND SPINE ARTWORK xv

SECTION I AN INTRODUCTION TO THE STRUCTURE AND BEHAVIOR OF VIRUSES 1

1 Defining the Ecology of Viruses 3
Christon J. Hurst

2 An Introduction to Viral Taxonomy with Emphasis on Animal Hosts and the Proposal of Akamara, a Potential Domain for the Genomic Acellular Agents 41
Christon J. Hurst

3 Virus Morphology, Replication, and Assembly 63
Debi P. Nayak

4 The (Co)evolutionary Ecology of Viruses 127
Michael J. Allen

SECTION II VIRUSES OF MACROSCOPIC ANIMALS 141

5 Coral Viruses 143
William H. Wilson

6 Viruses Infecting Marine Molluscs 153
Tristan Renault

7 The Viral Ecology of Aquatic Crustaceans 177
Leigh Owens

8 Viruses of Fish 191
Audun Helge Nerland, Aina-Cathrine Øvergard, and Sonal Patel

9 Ecology of Viruses Infecting Ectothermic Vertebrates—The Impact of Ranavirus Infections on Amphibians 231
V. Gregory Chinchar, Jacques Robert, and Andrew T. Storfer

10 Viruses of Insects 261
Declan C. Schroeder

11 Viruses of Terrestrial Mammals 273
Laura D. Kramer and Norma P. Tavakoli

12 Viruses of Cetaceans 309
Marie-Franc¸oise Van Bressem and Juan A. Raga

13 The Relationship Between Humans, Their Viruses, and Prions 333
Christon J. Hurst

14 Ecology of Avian Viruses 365
Josanne H. Verhagen, Ron A.M. Fouchier, and Vincent J. Munster

INDEX 395

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Professor Hurst is an affiliated faculty member at Xavier University and holds a life appointment as Visiting Professor at Universidad del Valle in Columbia.  He has authored several books on viruses and viral ecology and has been a leader in defining the field of Viral Ecology.
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