9. The Ecology and Evolution of Fungal Viruses

  1. Christon J. Hurst3,4
  1. Michael G. Milgroom1 and
  2. Bradley I. Hillman2

Published Online: 6 JUN 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781118025666.ch9

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

Milgroom, M. G. and Hillman, B. I. (2011) The Ecology and Evolution of Fungal 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.ch9

Editor Information

  1. 3

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

  2. 4

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

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA

  2. 2

    Department of Plant Biology and Pathology, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, USA

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:

  • fungal virus, ecology and evolution - fungal virus, biology and diversity;
  • fungal virus transmission, and direct cell-to-cell contact - no vectors or extracellular phase;
  • fungal virus ecology and evolution - slow start, viruses not readily detectable, in fungal hosts in natural settings

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Biology and Diversity of Fungal Viruses

  • Transmission of Fungal Viruses

  • Effects of Viruses on Fungal Fitness

  • Population Biology of Fungal Viruses

  • Biological Control of Fungi with Viruses

  • Future Directions

  • References