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Viruses and the Environment

By: JI Cooper

224 pages, 33 line illus, 8 b/w illus

Chapman & Hall

Paperback | Dec 1995 | Edition: 2 | #33045 | ISBN: 0412451204
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About this book

Covers current virus classification, paying particular attention to viruses in food webs in aquatic environments. A substantial new component of this edition addresses the development of genetically engineered viruses (and plants or animals containing virus-derived sequences) in the context of environmental issues deriving from their field release.


The nature of viruses; exposure to viruses and some consequences; viruses associated with invertebrates; viruses and the terrestrial environment; viruses in aquatic environments; strategies of virus maintenance in communities.

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