The evolution of infectious agents in relation to sex in animals and humans: brief discussions of some individual organisms

Reed, D.L. et al. (2011) The evolution of infectious agents in relation to sex in animals and humans: brief discussions of some individual organisms. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1230, pp. 74-107. (doi:10.1111/j.1749-6632.2011.06133.x)

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Abstract

The following series of concise summaries addresses the evolution of infectious agents in relation to sex in animals and humans from the perspective of three specific questions: (1) what have we learned about the likely origin and phylogeny, up to the establishment of the infectious agent in the genital econiche, including the relative frequency of its sexual transmission; (2) what further research is needed to provide additional knowledge on some of these evolutionary aspects; and (3) what evolutionary considerations might aid in providing novel approaches to the more practical clinical and public health issues facing us currently and in the future?

Item Type:Articles
Additional Information:Conference on the Evolution of Infectious Agents in Relation to Sex. Location: Bjorkborn, Sweden. Date: 21-23 Oct 2010. ISBN: 9781573318198
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Davison, Professor Andrew
Authors: Reed, D.L., Currier, R.W., Walton, S.F., Conrad, M., Sullivan, S.A., Carlton, J.M., Read, T.D., Severini, A., Tyler, S., Eberle, R., Johnson, W.E., Silvestri, G., Clarke, I.N., Lagergård, T., Lukehart, S.A., Unemo, M., Shafer, W.M., Beasley, R.P., Bergström, T., Norberg, P., Davison, A.J., Sharp, P.M., Hahn, B.H., and Blomberg, J.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Infection Immunity and Inflammation
Journal Name:Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
Publisher:New York Academy of Sciences
ISSN:0077-8923
Published Online:08 August 2011

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