Special Issue "Viral Genetic Diversity"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2021).
Interests: influenza and respiratory viruses; vector-borne viruses; zoonosis; diagnostic; public health
Interests: host–virus interaction; co-evolution; speciation; virus ecology; molecular evolution; bats
With an estimate of 1031 particles present in the biosphere, viruses are the most abundant species on earth. Their incredible genetic diversity has been shaped through evolution, and this propensity to generate genetic diversity is one of the key factors allowing viruses to adapt to new environments and new hosts, leading to the emergence or re-emergence of new viruses and new diseases. One of the most recent examples is the SARS-CoV2 responsible for the second large pandemic of this century.
Studying and decoding viral diversity/virome is a major challenge for a better understanding of its role in health and also of interaction networks linking the different compartments of the ecosystem (individual, population, species, and communities). In this Special Issue, we seek to highlight recent advances in understanding the genetic diversity of viruses. We welcome manuscripts that describe new viruses infecting various hosts, viral etiologies of diseases, studies on viral genetic diversity in the context of viral–host interaction, and what the genetic drivers of viral emergence are.
Dr. Jean-Michel Heraud
Dr. Anne Lavergne
Dr. Richard Njouom
Manuscript Submission Information
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- plant viruses
- fungi viruses
- animal viruses
- emerging viruses