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War in the Body: The Evolutionary Arms Race Between HIV and by W David Wick,Otto O Yang PDF

By W David Wick,Otto O Yang

within the particularly few many years because the advent of HIV into the human inhabitants, versions of the virus have diverged to such an volume that, have been the dialogue approximately whatever except viruses, acknowledged variations may possibly simply be categorized as different species. This publication will give some thought to those evolutionary adaptations, in addition to different and, every now and then, opposing theories trying to clarify them. it is going to evaluate and distinction the ways that the immune procedure and medicine impact the virus's evolution, and the results of those for vaccine improvement. the problem could be explored and defined via "ecological genetics," which postulates that all dwelling organisms have, along with opponents, enemies. this can be divergent from the extra conventional university of "population genetics," which emphasizes that evolution happens between rival species (or versions thereof) that compete for niches or assets in a set, unreactive atmosphere. either types could be formulated using mathematical versions, with a view to be integrated within the booklet. eventually, it's going to examine the chances for designing a vaccine that blocks HIV from escaping the immune system.

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