Grant Name:

Challenging the dogma that viruses only infect a narrow range of hosts

  • Date Awarded:
    May 2012
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  • Term:
    30 months
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To challenge the paradigm that viruses infect only a narrow range of hosts by investigating how viruses that infect phytoplankton may also infect the small crustaceans that feed upon them. If this conceptual shift proves correct, it would fundamentally change scientists' understanding of virus-host relationships and the influence of viruses on host evolution.

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