Required reading Delaney, N.F. et al. 2012. Ultrafast evolution and loss of CRISPRs following a host shift in a novel wildlife pathogen, Mycoplasma gallisepticum. PLOS Genetics 8:e1002511. Supplemental readings Hernandez-Divers, S.M. et al. 2008. Backyard chicken flocks pose a disease risk for Neotropic birds in Costa Rica. Avian Diseases 52: 558-560. Amour, N.K. et al. […]
Avian Mycoplasma 1
Two reading are assigned for February 8. Adelman, J.S. et al. 2015. Feeder use predicts both acquisition and transmission of a contagious pathogen in a North American songbird. Proceedings of the Royal Society, Series B. 282: 282: 20151429. Hawley, D.M. et al.2013. Parallel patterns of increased virulence in a recently emerged wildlife pathogen. PLOS Biology 11(5): e1001570.
Biology of Mycoplasmas part 2
Biology of Mycoplasmas part 1
Module 2: Mycoplasmas Cytokine Storm Case Study
Citti, C. & A. Blanchard. 2013. Mycoplasmas and their host: emerging and re-emerging minimal pathogens. Trends in Microbiology 21:196-203.
O’dea Lecture: Near Critical Transitions 2
We will have out first class discussion on Wednesday, January 25. In preparation for participating in this discussion, please read Three rules for leading a paper discussion. The article we will discuss is available at the link below. Jansen, V.A.A., N. Stollenwerk, H.J. Jensen, M.E. Ramsay, W.J. Edmunds, & C.J. Rhodes. 2003. Measles outbreaks in a population […]
Drake, J.M. Early warning signals of dynamic bifurcation in the emergence of Monkeypox virus. Unpublished manuscript.