2012

Viruses: Essential Agents of Life

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ISBN: 978-94-007-4898-9 (Print) 978-94-007-4899-6 (Online)

Table of contents (20 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xvi

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    Pages 1-19

    Revolutionary Struggle for Existence: Introduction to Four Intriguing Puzzles in Virus Research

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    Pages 21-42

    Quasispecies Dynamics of RNA Viruses

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    Pages 43-60

    The Origin of Virions and Virocells: The Escape Hypothesis Revisited

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    Pages 61-81

    Scratching the Surface of Biology’s Dark Matter

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    Pages 83-105

    Virus Universe: Can It Be Constructed from a Limited Number of Viral Architectures

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    Pages 107-145

    The Addiction Module as a Social Force

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    Pages 147-175

    Viral Integration and Consequences on Host Gene Expression

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    Pages 177-186

    Persistent Plant Viruses: Molecular Hitchhikers or Epigenetic Elements?

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    Pages 187-202

    The Concept of Virus in the Post-Megavirus Era

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    Pages 203-216

    Unpacking the Baggage: Origin and Evolution of Giant Viruses

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    Pages 217-244

    Megavirales Composing a Fourth Domain of Life: Mimiviridae and Marseilleviridae

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    Pages 245-267

    On Viruses, Bats and Men: A Natural History of Food-Borne Viral Infections

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    Pages 269-282

    LTR Retroelement-Derived Protein-Coding Genes and Vertebrate Evolution

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    Pages 283-291

    Koala Retrovirus Endogenisation in Action

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    Pages 293-307

    The Evolutionary Interplay Between Exogenous and Endogenous Sheep Betaretroviruses

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    Pages 309-323

    Endogenous Retroviruses and the Epigenome

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    Pages 325-361

    From Viruses to Genes: Syncytins

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    Pages 363-388

    Hepatitis G Virus or GBV-C: A Natural Anti-HIV Interfering Virus

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    Pages 389-405

    Salutary Contributions of Viruses to Medicine and Public Health

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    Pages 407-419

    From Molecular Entities to Competent Agents: Viral Infection-Derived Consortia Act as Natural Genetic Engineers

  22. Back Matter

    Pages 421-427