Viral biocontrol: grand experiments in disease emergence and evolution.

@article{Giallonardo2015ViralBG,
  title={Viral biocontrol: grand experiments in disease emergence and evolution.},
  author={Francesca Di Giallonardo and Edward C. Holmes},
  journal={Trends in microbiology},
  year={2015},
  volume={23 2},
  pages={83-90}
}
Although viral emergence is commonly associated with cross-species transmission, the processes and determinants of viral evolution in a novel host environment are poorly understood. We address key questions in virus emergence and evolution using data generated from two unique natural experiments: the deliberate release of myxoma virus (MYXV) and rabbit hemorrhagic disease virus (RHDV) as biological control (biocontrol) agents against the European rabbit in Australia, and which have been of… CONTINUE READING