Origin and Evolution of Viruses

Are infectious diseases caused by novel entities, viruses that have rapidly evolved into more pathogenic forms, or viruses that have crossed species divides and become more virulent in their alternative host? These questions and how new diseases such as AIDS emerged have prompted renewed interest in the ways viruses originated and co-evolved with their hosts. Origin and Evolution of Viruses presents a full and clear description of general viral concepts and specific viral systems, and provides an excellent foundation to our understanding of how viruses emerged. This unique and comprehensive work is essential reading for all researchers in virology, molecular biology and related areas, as well as evolutionary biologists interested in phylogenetic approaches to molecular evolution. The reader is taken on an illumination journey--in time and concepts--from the first primitive replicons to their present-day complex viral counterparts. Apart from the obvious interest, as humans are potential hosts for these viruses, there is also a great deal of academic interest in the evolutionary aspects of this simple group of organisms, since information can be gained about the origin of stains/species and evolutionary patterns that might be applicable to higher species. The book addresses: * Nature and evolution of early replicons * DNA and RNA viruses in both plants and animals * Viral origin, mutation, and survival * Antigenic variation in influenza virus * Interplay between host evolution and DNA virus evolution * Emergence of viral-induced diseases, e.g. hepatitis, influenza and HIV

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  • Author : Esteban Domingo
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Pages : 500 pages
  • ISBN : 0080538231
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Origin and Evolution of Viruses

Origin and Evolution of Viruses
  • Author : Esteban Domingo,Robert G. Webster,John F. Holland
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release : 25 June 1999
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Are infectious diseases caused by novel entities, viruses that have rapidly evolved into more pathogenic forms, or viruses that have crossed species divides and become more virulent in their alternative host? These questions and how new diseases such as AIDS emerged have prompted renewed interest in the ways viruses originated and co-evolved with their hosts. Origin and Evolution of Viruses presents a full and clear description of general viral concepts and specific viral systems, and provides an excellent foundation to

Origin and Evolution of Viruses

Origin and Evolution of Viruses
  • Author : Esteban Domingo,Colin R. Parrish,John J. Holland
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 23 June 2008
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New viral diseases are emerging continuously. Viruses adapt to new environments at astounding rates. Genetic variability of viruses jeopardizes vaccine efficacy. For many viruses mutants resistant to antiviral agents or host immune responses arise readily, for example, with HIV and influenza. These variations are all of utmost importance for human and animal health as they have prevented us from controlling these epidemic pathogens. This book focuses on the mechanisms that viruses use to evolve, survive and cause disease in their

The Evolution and Emergence of RNA Viruses

The Evolution and Emergence of RNA Viruses
  • Author : Edward C. Holmes
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 25 June 2009
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While the study of viral evolution has developed rapidly in the last 30 years, little attention has been directed toward linking the mechanisms of viral evolution to the epidemiological outcomes of these processes. This book intends to fill this gap by considering the patterns and processes of viral evolution at all its spatial and temporal scales.

Virus as Populations

Virus as Populations
  • Author : Esteban Domingo
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release : 25 September 2015
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Virus as Populations: Composition, Complexity, Dynamics, and Biological Implications explains fundamental concepts that arise from regarding viruses as complex populations when replicating in infected hosts. Fundamental phenomena in virus behavior, such as adaptation to changing environments, capacity to produce disease, probability to be transmitted or response to treatment, depend on virus population numbers and in the variations of such population numbers. Concepts such as quasispecies dynamics, mutations rates, viral fitness, the effect of bottleneck events, population numbers in virus transmission

Evolution from Cellular to Social Scales

Evolution from Cellular to Social Scales
  • Author : Arne T. Skjeltorp,Alexander V. Belushkin
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 26 September 2008
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Evolution is a critical challenge for many areas of science, technology and development of society. The book reviews general evolutionary facts such as origin of life and evolution of the genome and clues to evolution through simple systems. Emerging areas of science such as "systems biology" and "bio-complexity" are founded on the idea that phenomena need to be understood in the context of highly interactive processes operating at different levels and on different scales. This is where physics meets complexity

Viruses and the Evolution of Life

Viruses and the Evolution of Life
  • Author : Luis P. Villarreal
  • Publisher : Amer Society for Microbiology
  • Release : 14 June 2021
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Viruses and the Evolution of Life is an intriguing presentation of the virus–host relationship, as revealed through an examination of host evolution. This new volume avails the informed reader of a new perspective on the evolution of life while targeting the expert reader with discussions of specific scientific literature. Addresses the adaptation and evolution of viruses and, more importantly, the role of viruses in evolutionary biology Develops integrated themes for study of virology Contributes valuable information to the understanding

Viruses

Viruses
  • Author : Joseph Panno
  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 14 June 2021
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Learn all about viruses in this New Biology book.

Origin of Group Identity

Origin of Group Identity
  • Author : Luis P. Villarreal
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 10 December 2008
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A sense of belonging is basic to the human experience. But in this, humans are not unique. Essentially all life, from bacteria to humans, have ways by which it determines which members belong and which do not. This is a basic cooperative nature of life I call group membership which is examined in this book. However, cooperation of living things is not easily accounted for by current theory of evolutionary biology and yet even viruses display group membership. That viruses

The Major Transitions in Evolution

The Major Transitions in Evolution
  • Author : John Maynard Smith,Eors Szathmary
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 30 October 1997
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During evolution there have been several major changes in the way genetic information is organized and transmitted from one generation to the next. These transitions include the origin of life itself, the first eukaryotic cells, reproduction by sexual means, the appearance of multicellular plants and animals, the emergence of cooperation and of animal societies. This is the first book to discuss all these major transitions and their implications for our understanding of evolution.Clearly written and illustrated with many original

Viral Polymerases

Viral Polymerases
  • Author : Satya Prakash Gupta
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release : 29 October 2018
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Viral Polymerases: Structures, Functions and Roles as Antiviral Drug Targets presents in-depth study information on the structure and functions of polymerases and their roles in the lifecycle of viruses, and as drug targets. Viral polymerases constitute a vital component in the lifecycle of many viruses, such as human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), hepatitis viruses, influenza virus, and several others. They are essentially required for the replication of viruses. Thus, the polymerases that can be found in viruses (called viral polymerases) represent

Viruses: Essential Agents of Life

Viruses: Essential Agents of Life
  • Author : Günther Witzany
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 13 November 2012
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A renaissance of virus research is taking centre stage in biology. Empirical data from the last decade indicate the important roles of viruses, both in the evolution of all life and as symbionts of host organisms. There is increasing evidence that all cellular life is colonized by exogenous and/or endogenous viruses in a non-lytic but persistent lifestyle. Viruses and viral parts form the most numerous genetic matter on this planet.

Viruses

Viruses
  • Author : Paula Tennant,Gustavo Fermin,Jerome E. Foster
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release : 12 March 2018
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Viruses: Molecular Biology, Host Interactions, and Applications to Biotechnology provides an up-to-date introduction to human, animal and plant viruses within the context of recent advances in high-throughput sequencing that have demonstrated that viruses are vastly greater and more diverse than previously recognized. It covers discoveries such as the Mimivirus and its virophage which have stimulated new discussions on the definition of viruses, their place in the current view, and their inherent and derived ‘interactomics’ as defined by the molecules and

Genetics and Evolution of Infectious Diseases

Genetics and Evolution of Infectious Diseases
  • Author : Michel Tibayrenc
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 14 June 2021
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This multidisciplinary book is at the crossroads between two major scientific fields of the 21st century: evolutionary biology and infectious diseases. The genomic revolution has upset modern biology and has revolutionized our approach to ancient disciplines such as evolutionary studies. In particular, this revolution is profoundly changing our view on genetically driven human phenotypic diversity, and this is especially true in disease genetic susceptibility. Infectious diseases are indisputably the major challenge of medicine. When looking globally, they are the number

Viruses as Complex Adaptive Systems

Viruses as Complex Adaptive Systems
  • Author : Ricard Solé,Santiago F. Elena
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release : 11 December 2018
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How complex systems theory sheds new light on the adaptive dynamics of viral populations Viruses are everywhere, infecting all sorts of living organisms, from the tiniest bacteria to the largest mammals. Many are harmful parasites, but viruses also play a major role as drivers of our evolution as a species and are essential regulators of the composition and complexity of ecosystems on a global scale. This concise book draws on complex systems theory to provide a fresh look at viral

Viruses

Viruses
  • Author : Michael G. Cordingley
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release : 19 June 2017
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While viruses—the world’s most abundant biological entities—are not technically alive, they invade, replicate, and evolve within living cells. Michael Cordingley goes beyond our familiarity with infections to show how viruses spur evolutionary change in their hosts and shape global ecosystems, from ocean photosynthesis to drug-resistant bacteria.