Robert Belshaw

Summary

Affiliation: Imperial College
Country: UK

Publications

  1. pmc Long-term reinfection of the human genome by endogenous retroviruses
    Robert Belshaw
    Department of Biological Sciences, Imperial College at Silwood Park, Ascot, Berks SL5 7PY, United Kingdom
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 101:4894-9. 2004
  2. ncbi request reprint BlastAlign: a program that uses blast to align problematic nucleotide sequences
    Robert Belshaw
    Department of Biological Sciences, Imperial College Silwood Park Campus, Ascot, Berks SL5 7PY, UK
    Bioinformatics 21:122-3. 2005
  3. pmc Genomewide screening reveals high levels of insertional polymorphism in the human endogenous retrovirus family HERV-K(HML2): implications for present-day activity
    Robert Belshaw
    Department of Biological Sciences, Imperial College, Ascot, Berks, United Kingdom
    J Virol 79:12507-14. 2005
  4. ncbi request reprint The cytogenetics of thelytoky in a predominantly asexual parasitoid wasp with covert sex
    Robert Belshaw
    Department of Biological Sciences, Imperial College at Silwood Park, Ascot, Berks SL5 7PY, UK
    Genome 46:170-3. 2003
  5. ncbi request reprint Robustness of ancestral state estimates: evolution of life history strategy in ichneumonoid parasitoids
    Robert Belshaw
    Department of Biological Sciences, Imperial College at Silwood Park, Ascot, Berkshire SL5 7PY, UK
    Syst Biol 51:450-77. 2002
  6. pmc Conserved footprints of APOBEC3G on Hypermutated human immunodeficiency virus type 1 and human endogenous retrovirus HERV-K(HML2) sequences
    Andrew E Armitage
    MRC Human Immunology Unit, Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, United Kingdom
    J Virol 82:8743-61. 2008
  7. ncbi request reprint High copy number in human endogenous retrovirus families is associated with copying mechanisms in addition to reinfection
    Robert Belshaw
    Mol Biol Evol 22:814-7. 2005
  8. ncbi request reprint Phylogenetic evidence for deleterious mutation load in RNA viruses and its contribution to viral evolution
    Oliver G Pybus
    Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom
    Mol Biol Evol 24:845-52. 2007
  9. pmc Rate of recombinational deletion among human endogenous retroviruses
    Robert Belshaw
    Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, Oxford OX1 3PS, United Kingdom
    J Virol 81:9437-42. 2007
  10. doi request reprint Pacing a small cage: mutation and RNA viruses
    Robert Belshaw
    Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
    Trends Ecol Evol 23:188-93. 2008

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Publications10

  1. pmc Long-term reinfection of the human genome by endogenous retroviruses
    Robert Belshaw
    Department of Biological Sciences, Imperial College at Silwood Park, Ascot, Berks SL5 7PY, United Kingdom
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 101:4894-9. 2004
    ..Analysis of the env gene of eight other HERV families indicated that reinfection is likely to be the most common mechanism by which endogenous retroviruses proliferate in their hosts...
  2. ncbi request reprint BlastAlign: a program that uses blast to align problematic nucleotide sequences
    Robert Belshaw
    Department of Biological Sciences, Imperial College Silwood Park Campus, Ascot, Berks SL5 7PY, UK
    Bioinformatics 21:122-3. 2005
    ..An additional Perl program BlastAlignP uses tblastn to align nucleotide sequences to a single amino acid sequence, thus allowing an open reading frame to be maintained in the resulting multiple alignment...
  3. pmc Genomewide screening reveals high levels of insertional polymorphism in the human endogenous retrovirus family HERV-K(HML2): implications for present-day activity
    Robert Belshaw
    Department of Biological Sciences, Imperial College, Ascot, Berks, United Kingdom
    J Virol 79:12507-14. 2005
    ..This view of the family from a population perspective rather than a genome perspective will inform the current debate about a possible role of HERV-K(HML2) in human disease...
  4. ncbi request reprint The cytogenetics of thelytoky in a predominantly asexual parasitoid wasp with covert sex
    Robert Belshaw
    Department of Biological Sciences, Imperial College at Silwood Park, Ascot, Berks SL5 7PY, UK
    Genome 46:170-3. 2003
    ..No evidence of the bacterial symbiont Wolbachia was found, and the observed system was compared with that in parasitoid wasps where asexuality is the result of Wolbachia infection...
  5. ncbi request reprint Robustness of ancestral state estimates: evolution of life history strategy in ichneumonoid parasitoids
    Robert Belshaw
    Department of Biological Sciences, Imperial College at Silwood Park, Ascot, Berkshire SL5 7PY, UK
    Syst Biol 51:450-77. 2002
    ..We also discuss relationships within the superfamily and expand the Mesostoinae to include all the gall-associated braconids that form the sister group of the Aphidiinae...
  6. pmc Conserved footprints of APOBEC3G on Hypermutated human immunodeficiency virus type 1 and human endogenous retrovirus HERV-K(HML2) sequences
    Andrew E Armitage
    MRC Human Immunology Unit, Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, United Kingdom
    J Virol 82:8743-61. 2008
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  7. ncbi request reprint High copy number in human endogenous retrovirus families is associated with copying mechanisms in addition to reinfection
    Robert Belshaw
    Mol Biol Evol 22:814-7. 2005
    ..We discuss why these other mechanisms are rare in most families and suggest why complementation in trans is significant only in the larger families...
  8. ncbi request reprint Phylogenetic evidence for deleterious mutation load in RNA viruses and its contribution to viral evolution
    Oliver G Pybus
    Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom
    Mol Biol Evol 24:845-52. 2007
    ..From this relationship, we propose an empirical threshold for the maximum viable deleterious mutation load in RNA viruses...
  9. pmc Rate of recombinational deletion among human endogenous retroviruses
    Robert Belshaw
    Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, Oxford OX1 3PS, United Kingdom
    J Virol 81:9437-42. 2007
    ....
  10. doi request reprint Pacing a small cage: mutation and RNA viruses
    Robert Belshaw
    Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
    Trends Ecol Evol 23:188-93. 2008
    ..We explain the many terms used in investigating RNA viral evolution and highlight the specific experimental and comparative work that needs to be done...