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.

part |98 pages

Genetic Heterogeneity of RNA Genomes

chapter 1|34 pages

High Error Rates, Population Equilibrium, and Evolution of RNA Replication Systems

ByEsteban Domingo, John J. Holland

chapter 2|15 pages

Variability, Mutant Selection, and Mutant Stability in Plant RNA Viruses

ByL. van Vloten-Doting, J. F. Bol

chapter 4|28 pages

Sequence Variability in Plant Viroid RNAs

ByP. Keese, J. E. Visvader, R. H. Symons

part |37 pages

Gene Reassortment and Evolution in Segmented RNA Viruses

chapter 5|21 pages

Genetic Diversity of Mammalian Reoviruses

ByElizabeth A. Wenske, Bernard N. Fields

chapter 6|13 pages

Influenza Viruses: High Rate of Mutation and Evolution

ByFrances I. Smith, Peter Palese

part |72 pages

Role of Genome Variation in Virus Evolution

chapter 7|8 pages

Antigenic Variation in Influenza Virus Hemagglutinins

ByJ. J. Skehel, D. C. Wiley

chapter 9|12 pages

Biological and Genomic Variability Among Arenaviruses

ByP. J. Southern, M. B. A. Oldstone

chapter 10|24 pages

Modulation of Viral Plant Diseases by Secondary RNA Agents *

ByJ. M. Kaper, C. W. CoUmer

part |37 pages

Role of Genome Variation in Disease

chapter 12|35 pages

Sequence Space and Quasispecies Distribution

ByManfred Eigen, Christof K. Biebricher