Viral optimisation within and between hosts
(December 31, 1969 7:00 PM - 7:00 PM)
Natural selection acts on viruses at a variety of levels: within cells, within hosts, and between hosts. We examine how viruses can optimise their behavior within a host under pressure from the immune system, and how this optimal within-host behavior may not be ideal from the point of view of transmission between hosts. This is a preliminary presentation of ongoing work with Michael Gilchrist (University of Tennessee) and Alan Perelson (LANL).