Viruses at Large in the UniverseJanuary 23, 2018 / Posted by: Miki Huynh
Composite image sources: Creative Commons, NASA.
In a recent paper published in Astrobiology, Kenneth Stedman, professor of biology at Portland State University and Chair of the Astrobiology Virus Focus Group supported by the NASA Astrobiology Institute, and his colleagues point to the significance of viruses in the evolution of life on Earth, making a case for studying viruses in space and the role viruses might play as biomarkers in the search for life beyond our planet.
“Astrovirology: Viruses at Large in the Universe” provides a comprehensive review of virology and the state of astrovirology, and aims to inspire stronger integration of virus research in the future of astrobiology.
A press release is available through Portland State University.
Source: [Astrobiology (via PSU)]
- 2018 Josep Comas i Sola International Summer School in Astrobiology - Applications Open
- Ocean Worlds 3 Meeting
- NAI Director Chats Podcast: Dr. Penny Boston and Dr. Jim Green
- Astrobiology Australasia
- A Virus-Bacteria Coevolutionary 'Arms Race' Solves the Diversity Paradox
- NAI Director's Seminar Series: A Talk with Jim Green
- Life on Earth Arose Early and Diversified Rapidly
- Upcoming Astrobiology Funding Opportunities
- 6th ELSI International Symposium Live Webcast
- Ancient Microbes Caused Earth's First Global Warming