1. Defining the Ecology of Viruses

  1. Christon J. Hurst1,2
  1. Christon J. Hurst1,2

Published Online: 6 JUN 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781118025666.ch1

Studies in Viral Ecology: Microbial and Botanical Host Systems, Volume 1

Studies in Viral Ecology: Microbial and Botanical Host Systems, Volume 1

How to Cite

Hurst, C. J. (2011) Defining the Ecology of Viruses, in Studies in Viral Ecology: Microbial and Botanical Host Systems, Volume 1 (ed C. J. Hurst), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118025666.ch1

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Departments of Biology and Music, Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH, USA

  2. 2

    Engineering Faculty, Universidad del Valle, Ciudad Universitaria Meléndez, Santiago de Cali, Valle, Colombia

Author Information

  1. 1

    Departments of Biology and Music, Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH, USA

  2. 2

    Engineering Faculty, Universidad del Valle, Ciudad Universitaria Meléndez, Santiago de Cali, Valle, Colombia

  1. This chapter represents a revision of “Defining the ecology of viruses”, which appeared as chapter 1 of the book Viral Ecology, edited by Christon J. Hurst, published in 2000 by Academic Press. All of the artwork contained in this chapter appears courtesy of Christon J. Hurst.

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 6 JUN 2011
  2. Published Print: 25 JUL 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470623961

Online ISBN: 9781118025666

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Keywords:

  • structure and behavior of viruses - virus ecology, understanding viruses and their behavior;
  • viral ecology, interconnections - virus and host entities, two entities and vector, utilized by virus;
  • ecology of a virus, it's interactions - with organisms, serving as hosting species

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Surviving the Game: The Virus and it's Host

  • Steppin' Out and Taking The A Train: Reaching Out and Touching Someone by Vector or Vehicle

  • Why Things Are the Way They Are

  • Summary (Can There be Conclusions?)

  • Acknowledgement

  • References