Special Issue "Impact of the Insect Microbiome on Arbovirus Transmission"

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A special issue of Viruses (ISSN 1999-4915). This special issue belongs to the section "Insect Viruses".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 March 2015

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Professor Robert B. Tesh
Department of Pathology, Center for Tropical Diseases, and Institute for Human Infection and Immunity, 301 University Blvd, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX 77555, USA
Website: http://www.utmb.edu/pathology/faculty/tesh/tesh_bio.htm
E-Mail: rtesh@utmb.edu
Phone: +1 409-747-2431
Interests: epidemiology, pathogenesis and natural history of arthropod-borne and zoonotic viral diseases; isolation and characterization of novel vertebrate and arthropod viruses

Guest Editor
Dr. Bethany Bolling
Department of Pathology, Center for Tropical Diseases, and Institute for Human Infection and Immunity, 301 University Blvd, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX 77555, USA
E-Mail: bebollin@utmb.edu
Interests: virus–mosquito and virus–host interactions

Guest Editor
Professor Scott C. Weaver
Department of Pathology, Center for Tropical Diseases, and Institute for Human Infection and Immunity, 301 University Blvd, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX 77555, USA
Website: http://www.utmb.edu/pathology/faculty/weaver/weaver_bio.htm
E-Mail: sweaver@utmb.edu
Interests: basic research on evolution and pathogenesis of arthropod-borne viruses; virus–mosquito and virus–host interactions and vaccine development

Guest Editor
Dr. Nikolaos Vasilakis
Department of Pathology, Center for Tropical Diseases, and Institute for Human Infection and Immunity, 301 University Blvd, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX 77555, USA
Website: https://www.utmb.edu/pathology/faculty/vasilakis/vasilakis_bio.htm
E-Mail: nivasila@utmb.edu
Interests: evolution and pathogenesis of arthropod-borne viruses; virus–mosquito and virus–host interactions

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Recent studies have shown that the microbiome of insects can have important impacts on the infection of mosquitoes and other insects with pathogenic viruses. Microbes from different classes, including bacteria, fungi and viruses can impact the outcome of exposure of insects to arboviruses. In addition, over the past few years, development of new technologies has led to the discovery, identification and characterization of a large number of novel viruses in insects. Many of these viruses are insect-specific viruses that have a widespread geographic distribution and are isolated from a wide range of insect vectors capable of transmitting arthropod-borne viral diseases. Currently little is known about their mode of transmission and maintenance among their insect hosts in nature, their potential effect(s) on the susceptibility and vector competence of their host for viral pathogens of vertebrates (arboviruses) or their impact on their hosts’ behavior, fertility, fecundity and survival. The collection of reviews and original research papers in this special issue is intended to summarize and showcase current research on the impact of the microbiome on the outcome of arbovirus infection.

Please send a title and abstract by 1 May 2014 to the Assistant Editor, Ms. Sarah Shao (sarah.shao@mdpi.com).

Professor Robert B. Tesh
Dr. Bethany Bolling
Professor Scott C. Weaver
Dr. Nikolaos Vasilakis
Guest Editors

Submission

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. Papers will be published continuously (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are refereed through a peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Viruses is an international peer-reviewed Open Access monthly journal published by MDPI.

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Keywords

  • vector microbiome
  • arbovirus
  • vector competence

Published Papers

No papers have been published in this special issue yet.

Last update: 15 September 2014

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