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


Reed, David L., Currier, Russell W., Walton, Shelley F., Conrad, Melissa, Sullivan, Steven A., Carlton, Jane M., Read, Timothy D., Severini, Alberto, Tyler, Shaun, Eberle, R., Johnson, Welkin E., Silvestri, Guido, Clarke, Ian N., Lagergård, Teresa, Lukehart, Sheila A., Unemo, Magnus, Shafer, William M., Beasley, R. Palmer, Bergström, Tomas, Norberg, Peter, Davison, Andrew J., Sharp, Paul M., Hahn, Beatrice H and Blomberg, Jonas (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, 74-107. (doi:10.1111/j.1749-6632.2011.06133.x). (PMID:21824167).

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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: Article
ISSNs: 0077-8923 (print)
1749-6632 (electronic)
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Keywords: evolution, infectious agents, sexual transmission, econiche
Subjects: Q Science > QR Microbiology
Q Science > QR Microbiology > QR180 Immunology
R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine
ePrint ID: 204637
Date Deposited: 29 Nov 2011 10:44
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 19:48
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/204637

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