The viral ecology of aquatil crustaceans

Owens, Leigh (2011) The viral ecology of aquatil crustaceans. In: Hurst, Christon J., (ed.) Studies in Viral Ecology; animal host systems. Wiley-Blackwell, Hoboken, NJ, USA, pp. 177-189.

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[Extract] The ecology of viruses predominately involves the interaction of the virus at the animal and cellular level. When the virions are in the extracellular environment, they are quiescent waiting to infect a living cell. The virions bind to the cell receptors, undergo decapsidation in the phagolysosome, pass the nucleic acid to the cytoplasm or nucleus and begin replication. Evidently, the ecology of viroses starts with entry of the virus into the crustacean, evading the immune system, invasion of the cell, replication, and release of new virions. The crustacean immune system is critical to the functional ecology of their viruses, so we must start with an understanding of this system to have any hope of understanding the ecology of the viruses in crustaceans.

Item ID: 20038
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 978-0-470-62429-6
Date Deposited: 15 May 2012 00:15
FoR Codes: 07 AGRICULTURAL AND VETERINARY SCIENCES > 0704 Fisheries Sciences > 070404 Fish Pests and Diseases @ 50%
06 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 0605 Microbiology > 060506 Virology @ 50%
SEO Codes: 83 ANIMAL PRODUCTION AND ANIMAL PRIMARY PRODUCTS > 8301 Fisheries - Aquaculture > 830199 Fisheries - Aquaculture not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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