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COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH: ATOL: ACCESS DNA VIRUSES: A COMPREHENSIVE SURVEY OF CIRCULAR EUKARYOTIC SINGLE-STRANDED DNA VIRUSES IN INVERTEBRATES AND FUNGI

Agency:
NSF

National Science Foundation

Project Number:
1240049
Contact PI / Project Leader:
DUFFY, SIOBAIN M
Awardee Organization:
RUTGERS THE ST UNIV OF NJ NEW BRUNSWICK

Description

Abstract Text:
Viruses affect all forms of cellular life; however, it is extremely difficult to trace their evolutionary history. This project will reconstruct the phylogeny of an understudied branch of the viral tree of life: that of circular eukaryotic single-stranded DNA (CESS) viruses. CESS viruses are the smallest known viruses, yet they include pathogens with devastating impacts on agriculture worldwide. Recently, general environmental sampling has uncovered a diversity of CESS viruses that are only distantly related to these pathogens and has shown that they infect a wider range of hosts than previously thought, including insects and fungi. This project systematically tests previously unexplored hosts to discover, sequence, and classify their CESS viruses. Phylogenetic analyses will then determine how all CESS viruses are related to one another, providing a framework for classifying the CESS viral tree of life.

Broader impacts of this research include training of graduate students, undergraduates, and postdocs, as well as K-12 outreach and creation of web-based resources for the scientific and general public. Middle school students will be involved in collecting invertebrate samples, which will be processed during a virology training workshop for graduate students and postdocs on CESS virus genomics. Project results will be displayed on a website to increase public knowledge about CESS viruses, and bioinformatics tools will be shared freely with the scientific community.
Project Terms:
Affect; Agriculture; Bioinformatics; Communities; DNA Viruses; Educational workshop; fungus; General Population; Genomics; graduate student; Insecta; Invertebrates; junior high school; Knowledge; Life; middle school; Online Systems; outreach; pathogen; Phylogenetic Analysis; Phylogeny; Postdoctoral Fellow; Process; Recording of previous events; Research; Resources; Sampling; Single Stranded DNA Virus; Single-Stranded DNA; Students; Surveys; Testing; tool; Training; Trees; Viral; virology; Virus; web site

Details

Contact PI / Project Leader Information:
Name:  DUFFY, SIOBAIN M
Other PI Information:
Not Applicable
Awardee Organization:
Name:  RUTGERS THE ST UNIV OF NJ NEW BRUNSWICK
City:  NEW BRUNSWICK    
Country:  UNITED STATES
Congressional District:
State Code:  NJ
District:  06
Other Information:
Fiscal Year: 2013
Award Notice Date: 28-Nov-2012
DUNS Number: 001912864
Project Start Date: 01-Dec-2012
Budget Start Date:
CFDA Code: 47.074
Project End Date: 30-Nov-2017
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Project Funding Information for 2013:
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FY Total Cost
2013 NSF

National Science Foundation

$650,121

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