molecular evol plant viruses

Ed Rybicki ED at micro.uct.ac.za
Thu Mar 4 05:05:47 EST 1993


Hi Netland:

This is a sounding shot to determine if there is anyone else out there on
the Net (apart from Ulrich Melcher and myself) who is working
on/interested in the molecular evolution/phylogeny of plant viruses,
whether RNA or DNA.  I am involved in phylogenetic speculations on
potyviruses, bromoviruses and geminiviruses (actually all -viridae as of
last ICTV circular).  I made a proposal to the ICTV Plant Virus
Subcommittee to have deduced phylogenies of various enome components
included in virus familial descriptions, but apparently this was shot down
in flames at the ICTV meeting for no good reason that I can determine.
Anyone else have an opinion on this?

Is there anyone out there (apart from Robert Coelen...)?

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