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Published: 25 June 2009

268 Pages | 72 illustrations


ISBN: 9780199211128

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The Evolution and Emergence of RNA Viruses

Edward C. Holmes

Oxford Series in Ecology and Evolution

  • Written by one of the leaders in the field
  • Provides a comprehensive overview of RNA virus evolution
  • First book to link mechanisms of viral evolution to epidemiological outcomes
  • Incorporates case studies in RNA virus emergence and evolution using topical examples (such as influenza, HIV, dengue fever, and rabies)
  • Includes discussion on how viruses evolve to cross species boundaries and spread in new hosts

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