This book reviews the early evidence of genetic variability of rhabdoviruses. It describes data on the variability in the genomes of closely related virus strains and the variability that can be observed within a given virus strain.
Table of Contents
1. High Error Rates, Population Equilibrium, and Evolution of RNA Replication Systems 2. Variability, Mutant Selection, and Mutant Stability in Plant RNA Viruses 3. Molecular Genetic Approaches to Replication and Gene Expression Brome Mosaic and Other RNA Viruses 4. Sequence Variability in Plant Viroid RNAs 5. Genetic Diversity of Mammalian Reoviruses 6. Influenza Viruses: High Rate of Mutation and Evolution 7. Antigenic Variation Influenza Virus Hemagglutinins 8. Variation of The HIV Genome: Implications for The Pathogenesis and Prevention of AIDS 9. Biological and Genomic Variability Among Arenaviruses 10. Modulation of Viral Plant Diseases by Secondary RNA Agents 11. Modulation of Viral Disease Processes by Defective Interfering Particles 12. Sequence Space and Quasispecies Distribution