Special Issue "Virus Ecology and Evolution: Current Research and Future Directions"
A special issue of Viruses (ISSN 1999-4915).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2020).
Interests: virus ecology and evolution; single cell studies of gene expression; urban metagenomics
Understanding virus ecology and evolution is essential to vaccine and antiviral drug development, virus epidemiological surveillance and emergence prediction, virulence progression, and other phenomena relevant to public health, conservation, and agriculture. Topics in virus ecology and evolution may include virus–host coevolution, immune and vaccine evasion, virulence evolution, virus host-range evolution and emergence, virus life history evolution, coinfection and viral ‘sex’, evolution of virus genome structure and origins of virus genes, virus population genetics and phylodynamics, virus quasispecies, virus adaptive landscape structure, virus robustness and evolvability, and virus experimental evolution. The aim of this Special Issue is to communicate the latest research results and reviews on these topics and others relating to virus ecology and evolution.
Prof. Dr. John J. Dennehy
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- adaptive landscape
- collective infection
- lethal mutagenesis
- life history evolution
- recombination and reassortment