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Plant Virus Evolution - Marilyn J. Roossinck

Plant Virus Evolution

By: Marilyn J. Roossinck (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 26th February 2008
ISBN: 9783540757627
Number Of Pages: 224

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This book provides a comprehensive look at the field of plant virus evolution. Individual chapters, written by experts in the field, cover plant virus ecology, emerging viruses, plant viruses that integrate into the host genome, population biology, evolutionary mechanisms and appropriate methods for analysis. It covers RNA viruses, DNA viruses, pararetroviruses and viroids. The book summarizes the recent advances in our understanding of genetic bottlenecks, mutation rates and RNA recombination. It presents a number of ideas that are thought-provoking and make excellent discussion points. It is rounded out by a description of the history of plant virus evolution studies, and the link between evolution and taxonomy. Plant Virus Evolution provides an invaluable resource for researchers, teachers and students in the fields of plant virology and virus evolution.

Questions and Concepts in Plant Virus Evolution: a Historical Perspectivep. 1
Community Ecology of Plant Virusesp. 15
Emerging Plant Viruses: a Diversity of Mechanisms and Opportunitiesp. 27
Evolution of Integrated Plant Virusesp. 53
Viroidsp. 83
Virus Populations, Mutation Rates and Frequenciesp. 109
Genetic Bottlenecksp. 123
Recombination in Plant RNA Virusesp. 133
Symbiosis, Mutualism and Symbiogenesisp. 157
Methods for Analyzing Viral Evolutionp. 165
Virus Evolution and Taxonomyp. 205
Indexp. 219
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ISBN: 9783540757627
ISBN-10: 3540757627
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 26th February 2008
Publisher: SPRINGER VERLAG GMBH
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 1.42
Weight (kg): 0.51

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