Virology Principles and Applications

ISBN-10: 0470023872
ISBN-13: 9780470023877
Edition: 2007
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Book details

List price: $77.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/30/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 382
Size: 7.50" wide x 10.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.486
Language: English

Virology is a clear and accessible introduction to this fast moving field, providing a comprehensive resource enabling students to understand the key concepts surrounding this exciting subject. The authorshave produced a text that stimulates and encourages the student through the extensive use of clear, colour-coded diagrams. Taking a modern approach to the subject, the relevance of virology to everyday life is clearly emphasised and discussion on emerging viruses, cancer, vaccines, anti-viral drugs gene vectors and pesticides is included. This title: Provides an introduction to the theories behind the origins of viruses and how they are evolving with discussion on emerging viruses Includes numerous diagrams with standard colour coding for different types of molecule such as DNA, messenger RNA, other virus RNA's proteins - all diagrams are carefully developed and clearly labelledto enhance student understanding Features self-contained descriptions of the complete replication cycles of a selection of viruses Introduces the relevance of virology to the modern world including the latest developments in the field - HIV, Foot and Mouth disease, Ebola, SARS and MMR Presentssummary boxes, further reading and an associated website to include the latest developments Virology is an essential textbook for all undergraduate students of biology, microbiology and biomedical sciences taking courses in virology. It is also an invaluable resource for MSc level students who have previously done little or no virology and are looking for an accessible introduction to the subject.

Preface
Abbreviations used in this book
Greek letters used in this book
Colour coding for molecules
Viruses and their importance
Viruses are ubiquitous on Earth
Reasons for studying viruses
The nature of viruses
The remainder of the book
Methods used in virology
Introduction to methods used in virology
Cultivation of viruses
Isolation of viruses
Centrifugation
Structural investigations of cells and virions
Electrophoretic techniques
Detection of viruses and virus components
Infectivity assays
Virus genetics
Virus structure
Introduction to virus structure
Virus genomes
Virus proteins
Capsids
Virion membranes
Occlusion bodies
Other virion components
Virus transmission
Introduction to virus transmission
Transmission of plant viruses
Transmission of vertebrate viruses
Transmission of invertebrate viruses
Permissive cells
Attachment and entry of viruses into cells
Overview of virus replication
Animal viruses
Bacteriophages
Transcription, translation and transport
Introduction to transcription, translation and transport
Transcription of virus genomes
Transcription in eukaryotes
Translation in eukaryotes
Transport in eukaryotic cells
Transcription and translation in bacteria
Virus genome replication
Overview of virus genome replication
Locations of virus genome replication in eukaryotic cells
Initiation of genome replication
Polymerases
DNA replication
Double-stranded RNA replication
Single-stranded RNA replication
Reverse transcription
Assembly and exit of virions from cells
Introduction to assembly and exit of virions from cells
Nucleocapsid assembly
Formation of virion membranes
Virion exit from the infected cell
Outcomes of infection for the host
Introduction to outcomes of infection for the host
Factors affecting outcomes of infection
Non-productive infections
Productive infections
Classification and nomenclature of viruses
History of virus classification and nomenclature
Modern virus classification and nomenclature
Baltimore classification of viruses
Herpesviruses (and other dsDNA viruses)
Introduction to herpesviruses
The human herpesviruses
The herpesvirus virion
HSV-1 genome organization
HSV-1 replication
Latent herpesvirus infection
Other dsDNA viruses
Parvoviruses (and other ssDNA viruses)
Introduction to parvoviruses
Examples of parvoviruses
Parvovirus virion
Parvovirus replication
Other ssDNA viruses
Reoviruses (and other dsRNA viruses)
Introduction to reoviruses
Rotavirus virion
Rotavirus replication
Other dsRNA viruses
Picornaviruses (and other plus-strand RNA viruses)
Introduction to picornaviruses
Some important picornaviruses
The picornavirus virion
Picornavirus replication
Picornavirus recombination
Picornavirus experimental systems
Other plus-strand RNA viruses
Rhabdoviruses (and other minus-strand RNA viruses)
Introduction to rhabdoviruses
Some important rhabdoviruses
The

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