The Evolution and Emergence of RNA Viruses (Oxford Series in Ecology and Evolution)

The Evolution and Emergence of RNA Viruses (Oxford Series in Ecology and Evolution)

Edward C. Holmes


RNA viruses offer special insights into the styles and tactics of evolutionary switch in actual time. The learn of viral evolution is principally topical given the becoming expertise that rising and re-emerging ailments (most of that are because of RNA viruses) signify a big risk to public health and wellbeing. despite the fact that, whereas the examine of viral evolution has constructed swiftly within the final 30 years, particularly little cognizance has been directed towards linking paintings at the mechanisms of viral evolution inside cells or person hosts, to the epidemiological results of those techniques. This novel ebook fills this hole by way of contemplating the styles and techniques of viral evolution throughout their whole diversity of spatial and temporal scales.

The Evolution and Emergence of RNA Viruses presents a entire review of RNA virus evolution. this is often the 1st e-book to hyperlink mechanisms of viral evolution to epidemiological results, incorporating case reports in RNA virus emergence and evolution utilizing topical examples akin to influenza, HIV, dengue fever, and rabies. It finds the underlying evolutionary techniques wherein rising viruses go species limitations and unfold in new hosts.

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