Special Issue "Viral Recombination: Ecology, Evolution and Pathogenesis"
A special issue of Viruses (ISSN 1999-4915).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (28 February 2018) | Viewed by 52971
Interests: archaeal viruses; archaeal genetics; archaeal evolution; viral recombination; silica coating; vaccine stabilization; virus evolution; viral genomics
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Viral recombination is a central aspect of virus ecology, evolution and pathogenesis. It is even essential for replication of some viruses. Recombination between closely related viruses can generate multiple antigenic variants or even modify host ranges. Recombination between otherwise unrelated viruses generates novel viruses with potentially radically different characteristics and pathogenesis. Recently, it has become clear that viral recombination is much more widespread than previously thought and may occur between DNA and RNA viruses. Nonetheless, the extent and roles of viral recombination are still not completely understood.
This special issue of Viruses is dedicated to explore and discuss aspects of viral recombination. We hope to assemble a collection of research papers and reviews that together will offer a comprehensive view on this rapidly developing field, which reflects our current understanding, and looks toward the future. Topics may include recombination mechanisms, evolutionary aspects of recombination, gene acquisition, emergence of novel viruses, recombination in the development of antigenic variation, and viral replication.
Dr. Ken Stedman
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