Gordon W Harkins
Affiliation: South African National Bioinformatics Institute
Country: South Africa
- Experimental evidence indicating that mastreviruses probably did not co-diverge with their hostsGordon W Harkins
South African National Bioinformatics Institute, University of the Western Cape, Cape Town, South Africa
Virol J 6:104. 2009..The credibility of this hypothesis, therefore, hinges on the testable claim that negative selection during mastrevirus evolution is so potent that it effectively purges 99.999% of all mutations that occur...
- Reconstructing the history of maize streak virus strain a dispersal to reveal diversification hot spots and its origin in southern AfricaAderito L Monjane
Institute of Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town, Private Bag X3, Rondebosch 7701, Cape Town, South Africa
J Virol 85:9623-36. 2011..Collectively, our results suggest that regular analysis of MSV-A genomes within these diversification hot spots could be used to monitor the emergence of future MSV-A lineages that could affect maize cultivation in Africa...
- Dating the origins of the maize-adapted strain of maize streak virus, MSV-AGordon W Harkins
South African National Bioinformatics Institute, University of the Western Cape, Private Bag X17, Bellville 7535, South Africa
J Gen Virol 90:3066-74. 2009..This suggests a causal link between MSV recombination and the emergence of MSV-A as a serious pathogen of maize...