Lark L. Coffey, Scott C. Weaver and Naomi Forrester
from: Alphaviruses: Current Biology (Edited by: Suresh Mahalingam, Lara Herrero and Belinda Herring). Caister Academic Press, U.K. (2016) Pages: 21-36.
Alphaviruses exhibit a near-global distribution and use many vertebrates and arthropods as hosts. This chapter will discuss biological properties and phylogenetic relationships of the alphaviruses and patterns of alphavirus evolution marked by genetic changes that influence infectivity and promote emergence in epizootics and epidemics read more ...