Special Issue "Evolution and Diversity of Insect Viruses"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2020).
Interests: virus–host interactions; insect virus vector; virus evolution, virus diversity impact of viruses on host physiology and development, and regulation of antiviral RNAi.
Interests: insect-specific viruses; baculoviruses; iflaviruses; virus-host interactions
The development and deployment of high-throughput sequencing technologies and methods for analyzing data from large-scale sequencing projects have led to an explosion in the discovery of new viruses, both from familiar groups and from entirely novel families. Much of this new virus discovery has taken place in insect hosts. The amount of data from new virus genomes and virome projects has kept insect virologists busy with classification and characterization of new viruses and re-assessment of evolutionary relationships.
The reviews and original research papers in this Special Issue “Evolution and Diversity of Insect Viruses” are intended to summarize and exhibit contemporary research on the diversity and evolution of viruses that infect insects and related arthropods, as well as on the interactions of viruses and their insect hosts.
Dr. Eugene V. Ryabov
Dr. Robert L. Harrison
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- RNA viruses
- DNA viruses
- virus-host interactions
- insect virus vector
- antiviral RNAi response
- virus evolution
- virus diversity
- next-generation sequencing
- virus taxonomy.