Plant Virus Evolution

Edited by Marilyn J. Roossinck 
Springer  February 2008  

Hardcover  224 pp  ISBN 9783540757627      £99.00
This book provides a comprehensive look at the field of plant virus evolution. Individual chapters, written by experts in the field, cover plant virus ecology, emerging viruses, plant viruses that integrate into the host genome, population biology, evolutionary mechanisms and appropriate methods for analysis. It covers RNA viruses, DNA viruses, pararetroviruses and viroids. The book summarizes the recent advances in our understanding of genetic bottlenecks, mutation rates and RNA recombination. It presents a number of ideas that are thought-provoking and make excellent discussion points. It is rounded out by a description of the history of plant virus evolution studies, and the link between evolution and taxonomy. Plant Virus Evolution provides an invaluable resource for researchers, teachers and students in the fields of plant virology and virus evolution.


  • Questions and Concepts in Plant Virus Evolution: a Historical Perspective, Fernando García-Arenal and Aurora Fraile
  • Community Ecology of Plant Viruses, Alison G. Power
  • Emerging Plant Viruses: a Diversity of Mechanisms and Opportunities, Maria R. Rojas and Robert L. Gilbertson
  • Evolution of Integrated Plant Viruses, Thomas Hohn, Katja R. Richert-Pöggeler, Christina Staginnus, Glyn Harper, Trude Schwarzacher, Chee How Teo, Pierre-Yves Teycheney, Marie-Line Iskra-Caruana, and Roger Hull
  • Viroids, Robert A. Owens
  • Virus Populations, Mutation Rates and Frequencies, Justin S. Pita and Marilyn J. Roossinck
  • Genetic Bottlenecks, Akhtar Ali and Marilyn J. Roossinck
  • Recombination in Plant RNA Viruses , Peter D. Nagy
  • Symbiosis, Mutualism and Symbiogenesis, Marilyn J. Roossinck
  • Methods for Analyzing Viral Evolution, Marcos Pérez-Losada, Megan Porter, and Keith A. Crandall
  • Virus Evolution and Taxonomy, Anne-Lise Haenni
  • Index
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