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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, pp. 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?

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Published date: August 2011
Keywords: evolution, infectious agents, sexual transmission, econiche
Organisations: Faculty of Medicine


Local EPrints ID: 204637
ISSN: 0077-8923
PURE UUID: 2210dd8a-5562-4d0a-a981-7ac1f627f76d
ORCID for Ian N. Clarke: ORCID iD

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Date deposited: 29 Nov 2011 10:44
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 11:05

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Author: David L. Reed
Author: Russell W. Currier
Author: Shelley F. Walton
Author: Melissa Conrad
Author: Steven A. Sullivan
Author: Jane M. Carlton
Author: Timothy D. Read
Author: Alberto Severini
Author: Shaun Tyler
Author: R. Eberle
Author: Welkin E. Johnson
Author: Guido Silvestri
Author: Ian N. Clarke ORCID iD
Author: Teresa Lagergård
Author: Sheila A. Lukehart
Author: Magnus Unemo
Author: William M. Shafer
Author: R. Palmer Beasley
Author: Tomas Bergström
Author: Peter Norberg
Author: Andrew J. Davison
Author: Paul M. Sharp
Author: Beatrice H Hahn
Author: Jonas Blomberg

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