9. Ecology of Viruses Infecting Ectothermic Vertebrates—The Impact of Ranavirus Infections on Amphibians

  1. Christon J. Hurst4,5
  1. V. Gregory Chinchar1,
  2. Jacques Robert2 and
  3. Andrew T. Storfer3

Published Online: 31 MAY 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781118025710.ch9

Studies in Viral Ecology: Animal Host Systems, Volume 2

Studies in Viral Ecology: Animal Host Systems, Volume 2

How to Cite

Chinchar, V. G., Robert, J. and Storfer, A. T. (2011) Ecology of Viruses Infecting Ectothermic Vertebrates—The Impact of Ranavirus Infections on Amphibians, in Studies in Viral Ecology: Animal Host Systems, Volume 2 (ed C. J. Hurst), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118025710.ch9

Editor Information

  1. 4

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

  2. 5

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

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Microbiology, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, MS, USA

  2. 2

    Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY, USA

  3. 3

    School of Biological Sciences, Washington State University, Pullman, WA, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 31 MAY 2011
  2. Published Print: 25 JUL 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470624296

Online ISBN: 9781118025710

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Keywords:

  • virus ecology, infecting ectothermic vertebrates - ranavirus infections on amphibians;
  • anthropogenic stressors, cofactors in ranavirus emergence - environmental contaminants, and global amphibian declines;
  • roles of innate and acquired immunity - determining outcome of ranavirus infection

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Ranavirus Taxonomy

  • RanavirusMorphology and Replication

  • Viral Genomes

  • The Roles of Innate and Acquired Immunity in Determining the Outcome of Ranavirus Infection

  • Ranavirus Infections of Amphibians

  • Conservation Issues

  • Acknowledgments

  • References