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Communications at congresses:
Ecosystem biodiversity as a determinant of plant virus infection risk: plant species richness versus community composition
Year:2015
Research Areas
  • Virology,
  • Biodiversity
Information
Abstract
Ecosystem biodiversity provides fundamental services for human welfare. It has been proposed that one of such services is the ability to reduce virus infection risk. According to this theory, the reduction in the number of species present in an ecosystem would increase the density of those that are virus hosts, resulting in higher virus prevalence. Experimental analyses have supported this prediction as often as not. This has led to hypothesize that other factors, such as the ecosystem composition (identity and relative abundance of species), may also determine virus infection risk. However, this hypothesis has been seldom analyzed, mainly due to the lack of well-characterized wild ecosystems. To address this subject, we characterized the number, identity, and relative abundance of plant species in five locations of evergreen oak forests and five of riparian forests of the Iberian Peninsula;
International
No
Congress
XII Congreso Nacional de Virología
970
Place
Madrid
Reviewers
Si
ISBN/ISSN
00-0000-000-0
Start Date
07/06/2015
End Date
10/06/2015
From page
190
To page
191
Virología
Participants
  • Autor: Cristina Rodriguez Nevado (UPM)
  • Autor: M. García-Lomana (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid)
  • Autor: R. Gavilán (Facultad de Farmacia. Universidad Complutense de Madrid)
  • Autor: Jesus Israel Pagan Muñoz (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Patología Vegetal
  • Centro o Instituto I+D+i: Centro de Biotecnología y Genómica de Plantas, CBGP
  • Departamento: Biotecnología - Biología Vegetal
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