What to read on viral evolution?

15 Aug

I am teaching a new course this fall on viral evolution. It is a seminar for graduate students and I want to find well-written papers on a variety of topics related to modern evolution of viruses.

I asked twitter: What to read w students on contemp. evolution of human viruses? Plse share yr fav paper! pic.twitter.com/14B4oQvWDU

WhatToRead

Here are some of the answers I got:

HIV phylogenies in the courtroom and phylogenies in general

Graham Coop@Graham_Coop

.@pleunipennings I use the virus phylogeny in the courtroom papers for my teaching by @David_Hillis & others.Nice intro. to phylogeny.

Graham Coop@Graham_Coop
@pleunipennings @David_Hillis. @arambaut also has a page on how to read phylogenies http://epidemic.bio.ed.ac.uk/how_to_read_a_phylogeny … using a virus phylogeny egs

Betül Kacar@betulland
@HarmitMalik @pleunipennings @Graham_Coop @arambaut Another fav by @David_Hillis  Exp. Mol. Evol. of Bacteriophage T7 http://goo.gl/GTD2GR 

Trevor Bedford@trvrb
@pleunipennings For a general introduction, I like the @arambaut and Pybus review on viral phylogenies http://www.nature.com/nrg/journal/v10/n8/abs/nrg2583.html …

HIV adaptation to HLA

Aris Katzourakis@ArisKatzourakis
Thanks! Nice paper on adaptation of HIV to populations with different HLA profiles http://goo.gl/2dMzbn 

HIV drug resistance

Pietro G-L@p_gl
@pleunipennings v.nice module you’re teaching! I’ve a molecular angle and like @jdbloom41‘s influenza and C.Schiffer’s HIV protease papers

Pleuni Pennings@pleunipennings
@p_gl @jdbloom41 which Schiffer paper would you recommend? this one seems good to me http://www.cell.com/chemistry-biology/abstract/S1074-5521(04)00243-1 …

Quasispecies polio experiments

Sam Diaz-Munoz@evolcoop
How about virus interactions facilitating polio pathogenesis frm Raul Andino’s lab? http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v439/n7074/full/nature04388.html …

Endogenous retroviruses (Wikipedia page) / zoonosis

Brian Wasik@BrianRWasik
.@pleunipennings Awesome! How about ERVs with something by @ArisKatzourakis ? Bryan Grenfell when thinking zoonosis.

Aris Katzourakis@ArisKatzourakis
Thanks! Nice paper on adaptation of HIV to populations with different HLA profiles http://goo.gl/2dMzbn 

Chikungunya (Chikungunya Wikipedia page)

Harmit Malik@HarmitMalik
@pleunipennings @Graham_Coop @David_Hillis @arambaut How chikungunya jumped mosquito species to arrive in Americas? http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/asian-tiger-mosquito-could-expand-painful-caribbean-virus-into-u-s/ …

Flu drug resistance and immune escape

Pietro G-L@p_gl
@pleunipennings v.nice module you’re teaching! I’ve a molecular angle and like @jdbloom41‘s influenza and C.Schiffer’s HIV protease papers

Jesse Bloom@jdbloom41
@pleunipennings Also this paper by @trvrb gives great illustration of why we need new flu vaccine most years http://elifesciences.org/content/3/e01914 …

Viral evolution in deep time

Trends in Genetics@TrendsGenetics
Not sure if this is what you’re looking for (not exactly modern), but give this a shot http://www.cell.com/trends/genetics/abstract/S0168-9525(11)00187-9 …

In addition, I’m considering the following topics

Drug resistance evolution in HIV, HCV, herpes viruses.

The origins of HIV (Beatrice Hahn, Paul Sharp, http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3234451/)

Reversal of drug resistance in HIV in untreated patients (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21451005)

How to make an attenuated strain for a vaccine?

Evolution in response to vaccination (replacement, immune escape).

More suggestions very welcome! Especially if you know of specific paper that are well written.

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One Response to “What to read on viral evolution?”

  1. usastonehenge May 1, 2015 at 7:32 am #

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