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Special Issue "Insect-Virus-Bacteria Multipartite Interactions and Arbovirus Transmission Epidemiology"
A special issue of Viruses (ISSN 1999-4915). This special issue belongs to the section "Insect Viruses".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2022) | Viewed by 6050
Special Issue Editors
Interests: entomology; vector ecology
Interests: development of spectroscopy tools for ports of entry for rapid identification of exotic insect species; detection of pathogens in plants, animals, humans and the environment
Interests: vector-borne disease; spatial epidemiology; climate change and health
Special Issue Information
The effects of multipartite interactions involving the insect vector and a variety of microorganisms (broadly defined as viruses, bacteria, protozoa, and fungi) on disease transmission are manifold. Such interactions can be classified into a gradient ranging from mutual benefits such as mutualism to antagonistic interactions such as parasitism and are among the fundamental requirements for coevolution between hosts and parasites. For instance, microorganisms are important modulators of host phenotype, providing heritable variation upon which natural selection acts. Host-parasite interactions represent one of the strongest selection pressures in nature, with a considerable impact on the ecology and evolution of parasites and thus on disease epidemiology. Therefore, biological entities in a changing environment interact with each other as part of a complex ecosystem shaping disease transmission. The focus of this Special Issue is to deepen the knowledge on how an interaction network involving insect vectors, viruses, bacteria, and endosymbionts are able to shape arboviruses transmission.
Dr. Rafael Maciel-De-Freitas
Dr. Maggy Sikulu-Lord
Dr. Heidi E. Brown
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- vectorial capacity
- vector competence
- genotype interactions
- vector-borne diseases
- biotic and abiotic conditions
- virus-host interactions