Adrian Gibbs



  1. Gibbs A, Armstrong J, Downie J. From where did the 2009 'swine-origin' influenza A virus (H1N1) emerge?. Virol J. 2009;6:207 pubmed publisher
    ..Measures that might restore confidence include establishing a unified international administrative framework coordinating surveillance, research and commercial work with this virus, and maintaining a registry of all influenza isolates. ..
  2. Gibbs A, Torronen M, Mackenzie A, Wood J, Armstrong J, Kondo H, et al. The enigmatic genome of Chara australis virus. J Gen Virol. 2011;92:2679-90 pubmed publisher
    ..e. the algal host of CAV) and embryophytes (i.e. the plant hosts of tobamoviruses and benyviruses), is congruent with this possibility. ..
  3. Gibbs A. Viral taxonomy needs a spring clean; its exploration era is over. Virol J. 2013;10:254 pubmed publisher
  4. Gibbs A, Nguyen H, Ohshima K. The 'emergence' of turnip mosaic virus was probably a 'gene-for-quasi-gene' event. Curr Opin Virol. 2015;10:20-6 pubmed publisher
    ..These SNPs were probably ephemeral and replaced over time by other combinations as the population subsequently diverged within, and adapted to, the brassica host population. ..
  5. Gibbs A, Mackenzie A, Wei K, Gibbs M. The potyviruses of Australia. Arch Virol. 2008;153:1411-20 pubmed publisher
  6. Gibbs A, Ohshima K, Phillips M, Gibbs M. The prehistory of potyviruses: their initial radiation was during the dawn of agriculture. PLoS ONE. 2008;3:e2523 pubmed publisher
    ..We discuss the ways in which agriculture may have triggered the prehistoric emergence of potyviruses and fostered their speciation. ..
  7. Gibbs A, Trueman J, Gibbs M. The bean common mosaic virus lineage of potyviruses: where did it arise and when?. Arch Virol. 2008;153:2177-87 pubmed publisher
    ..Our study shows that virus isolates from wild or minimally domesticated plants, and from islands, are probably more useful indicators of the origins of viruses than those from widely grown well-travelled crop species...
  8. Gibbs A, Fargette D, Garcia Arenal F, Gibbs M. Time--the emerging dimension of plant virus studies. J Gen Virol. 2010;91:13-22 pubmed publisher
    ..We also discuss briefly why it is useful to know the rates of evolution of plant viruses. ..
  9. Gibbs A, Ohshima K. Potyviruses and the digital revolution. Annu Rev Phytopathol. 2010;48:205-23 pubmed publisher
    ..The review concludes with recommendations for improving potyvirus nomenclature and the databasing of potyvirus information. ..

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  1. Gibbs A, Gibbs M. Rymovirus: a cautionary tale. Arch Virol. 2018;163:815-817 pubmed publisher
    ..It illustrates the danger of using 'sequence identity' as a proxy for phylogenetic relatedness to distinguish closely related but distinct groups of viruses. ..