Demographic and environmental drivers of metagenomic viral diversity in vampire bats

  title={Demographic and environmental drivers of metagenomic viral diversity in vampire bats},
  author={Laura M. Bergner and R. Orton and J. A. Benavides and D. Becker and Carlos Tello and R. Biek and D. Streicker},
  journal={Molecular Ecology},
  pages={26 - 39}
  • Laura M. Bergner, R. Orton, +4 authors D. Streicker
  • Published 2019
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Molecular Ecology
  • Abstract Viruses infect all forms of life and play critical roles as agents of disease, drivers of biochemical cycles and sources of genetic diversity for their hosts. Our understanding of viral diversity derives primarily from comparisons among host species, precluding insight into how intraspecific variation in host ecology affects viral communities or how predictable viral communities are across populations. Here we test spatial, demographic and environmental hypotheses explaining viral… CONTINUE READING
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