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Quantitative Viral Ecology
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Quantitative Viral Ecology: Dynamics of Viruses and Their Microbial Hosts

Joshua S. Weitz

Abstract

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, this book 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. The book addres ... More

Keywords: viruses, single-celled microbes, virus population, host, disease dynamics, evolutionary dynamics, ecological dynamics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780691161549
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: October 2017 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691161549.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Joshua S. Weitz, author
Georgia Institute of Technology

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