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Quantitative Viral Ecology : Dynamics of Viruses and Their Microbial Hosts / Joshua S. Weitz.

Author/Creator:
Weitz, Joshua S., author.
Publication:
Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press, [2016]
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource : 4 halftones. 73 line illustrations.
Series:
Monographs in Population Biology ; 73
Contained In:
De Gruyter University Press Library.
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Subjects:
Viruses -- Ecology.
Language:
In English.
System Details:
Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.
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Summary:
When we think about viruses we tend to consider ones that afflict humans-such as those that cause influenza, HIV, and Ebola. Yet, vastly more viruses infect single-celled microbes. Diverse and abundant, microbes and the viruses that infect them are found in oceans, lakes, plants, soil, and animal-associated microbiomes. Taking a vital look at the "microscopic" mode of disease dynamics, Quantitative Viral Ecology establishes a theoretical foundation from which to model and predict the ecological and evolutionary dynamics that result from the interaction between viruses and their microbial hosts.Joshua Weitz addresses three major questions: What are viruses of microbes and what do they do to their hosts? How do interactions of a single virus-host pair affect the number and traits of hosts and virus populations? How do virus-host dynamics emerge in natural environments when interactions take place between many viruses and many hosts? Emphasizing how theory and models can provide answers, Weitz offers a cohesive framework for tackling new challenges in the study of viruses and microbes and how they are connected to ecological processes-from the laboratory to the Earth system.Quantitative Viral Ecology is an innovative exploration of the influence of viruses in our complex natural world.
Contents:
Frontmatter
Contents
Acknowledgments
Preface
PART I. VIROLOGY: AN ECOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVE
CHAPTER ONE. What Is a Virus?
CHAPTER TWO. Viral Life History Traits
PART II. POPULATION AND EVOLUTIONARY DYNAMICS OF VIRUSES AND THEIR MICROBIAL HOSTS
CHAPTER THREE. Population Dynamics of Viruses and Microbes
CHAPTER FOUR. Evolutionary Dynamics of Viruses or Microbes, but Not Both
CHAPTER FIVE. Coevolutionary Dynamics of Viruses and Microbes
PART III. VIRAL ECOLOGY IN THE OCEANS: A MODEL SYSTEM FOR MEASUREMENT AND INFERENCE
CHAPTER SIX. Ocean Viruses: On Their Abundance, Diversity, and Target Hosts
CHAPTER SEVEN. Virus-Host Dynamics in a Complex Milieu
CHAPTER EIGHT. The Future of Quantitative Viral Ecology
TECHNICAL APPENDIXES
APPENDIX A. Viral Life History Traits
APPENDIX B. Population Dynamics of Viruses and Microbes
APPENDIX C. Evolutionary Dynamics of Viruses or Microbes, but Not Both
APPENDIX D. Ocean Viruses: On Their Abundance, Diversity, and Target Hosts
APPENDIX E. Virus-Host Dynamics in a Complex Milieu
Bibliography
Index
Backmatter
Notes:
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 23. Mai 2019)
Contributor:
De Gruyter.
ISBN:
9781400873968
OCLC:
974634758
Publisher Number:
10.1515/9781400873968 doi
Access Restriction:
Restricted for use by site license.