4. The (Co)Evolutionary Ecology of Viruses

  1. Christon J. Hurst2,3
  1. Michael J. Allen

Published Online: 6 JUN 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781118025666.ch4

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

Allen, M. J. (2011) The (Co)Evolutionary 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.ch4

Editor Information

  1. 2

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

  2. 3

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

Author Information

  1. Plymouth Marine Laboratory, Plymouth, United Kingdom

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:

  • the (co)evolutionary ecology of viruses;
  • silence of viruses, dormant inside hosts - as latent, lysogenic or endogenous lifestyles;
  • virus–host compatibility - total dependency and reliance, of virus on hosts, in metabolic potential

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Vir-olution: Setting the Scene

  • The Obsession with Death: Mortality from a Viral Perspective

  • A Marriage Made in Hell

  • The Numbers Game

  • Fight to Death: Genes Are the Weapons

  • The Silence of the Viruses

  • Giving up the Viral Ghost

  • The Makings of Virus-Host Compatibility

  • Throwing Light on Virus-Host Evolution

  • Sometimes it Takes More than the Odd Gene

  • References