Network was doing some odd things last night when I posted this, so
apologies if this is a repeat posting....
I was wondering if any recent work has been done on SS or DS RNA virus
phylogeny specifically mentioning nucleotide composition and
nucleotide bias of RNAdepRNApol as an evolutionary influence. I
recently read the paper _Nucleotide composition as a driving force in the
evolution of retroviruses_ (Bronson & Anderson (1994) J. Mol. Evol.
38:506-532 article) which suggests mutational bias due to
reverse transcriptase in retroviruses may play an important role
in speciation. I was curious as to whether these results may be
generalized to other viral systems with similar low-fidelity nucleic
acid replication, such as the SS and DS RNA viruses. Any references
or comments of use would be much appreciated (please Email).
Thanks in advance
shivakd at meena.cc.uregina.ca