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Studies in Viral Ecology, Two Volume Set

Studies in Viral Ecology, Two Volume Set

Christon J. Hurst

ISBN: 978-1-118-02458-4 July 2011 Wiley-Blackwell 832 Pages

 Hardcover

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$284.95

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This book explains the ecology of viruses by examining their interactive dynamics with their hosting species (this 2-volume set covers animals as well as 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.
Studies in Viral Ecology Volume I: Microbial and Botanical Host Systems.

Dedication.

Preface.

List of Contributors.

Section I: An Introduction to the Structure and Behavior of Viruses.

Chapter 1. Defining the Ecology of Viruses (Christon J. Hurst).

Chapter 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 (Christon J. Hurst).

Chapter 3. Virus Morphology, Replication and Assembly (Debi P. Nayak).

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

Section II: Viruses of Other Microorganisms.

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

Chapter 6. Viruses of Cyanobacteria (Lauren McDaniel).

Chapter 7. Viruses of Eukaryotic Algae (William H. Wilson and Michael J. Allen).

Chapter 8. Viruses of Seaweeds (Declan C. Schroeder).

Chapter 9. The Ecology and Evolution of Fungal Viruses (Michael G. Milgroom and Bradley I. Hillman).

Chapter 10. Prion Ecology (Reed B. Wickner).

Section III. Viruses of Macroscopic Plants.

Chapter 11. Ecology of Plant Viruses, with special reference to geminiviruses (Basavaprabhu L. Patil and Claude M. Fauquet).

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

Studies in Viral Ecology Volume II: Animal Host Systems.

Section I: An Introduction to the Structure and Behavior of Viruses.

Chapter 1. Defining the Ecology of Viruses (Christon J. Hurst).

Chapter 2. An Introduction to Viral Taxonomy with emphasis on animal hosts and the proposal of Akamara, a potential domain for the genomic acellular agents (Christon J. Hurst).

Chapter 3. Virus Morphology, Replication and Assembly (Debi P. Nayak).

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

Section II: Viruses of Macroscopic Animals.

Chapter 5. Coral Viruses (William H. Wilson).

Chapter 6. Viruses Infecting Marine Molluscs (Tristan Renault).

Chapter 7. The Viral Ecology of Aquatic Crustaceans (Leigh Owens).

Chapter 8. Virus of Fish (Audun Helge Nerland, Aina-Catherine Øvergård, and Sonal Patel).

Chapter 9. Ecology of Viruses Infecting Ectothermic Vertebrates – The Impact of Ranavirus Infections on Amphibians (V. Gregory Chinchar and Andrew T. Storfer).

Chapter 10. Viruses of Insects (Declan C. Schroeder).

Chapter 11. Viruses of Terrestrial Mammals (Laura D. Kramer and Norma P. Travakoli).

Chapter 12. Viruses of Cetaceans (Marie-Françoise Van Bressem and Juan Antonio Raga)

Chapter 13. The Relationship Between Humans, their Viruses and Prions (Christon J. Hurst).

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

“Overall, a useful resource for both ecologists and virologists seeking to expand their understanding of virus biology.  Summing Up: Recommended.  Graduate students and researchers.”  (Choice, 1 April 2012)