Insect-virus relationships: sifting by informatics.

  title={Insect-virus relationships: sifting by informatics.},
  author={D P Dall and Teresa Luque and D R O'reilly},
  journal={BioEssays : news and reviews in molecular, cellular and developmental biology},
  volume={23 2},
Several groups of large DNA viruses successfully utilise the rich resource provided by insect hosts. Defining the mechanisms that enable these pathogens to optimise their relationships with their hosts is of considerable scientific and practical importance, but our understanding of the processes involved is, as yet, rudimentary. Here we describe an informatics-based approach that uses comparison of viral genomic sequences to identify candidate genes likely to be specifically involved in this… CONTINUE READING