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Principles of Virology: Molecular Biology, Pathogenesis, and Control


By: Jane S Flint, Lynn W Enquist, Robert M Krug, Vincent Racaniello and Anna Shalka

700 pages, 504 illus


Hardback | Dec 1999 | #95699 | ISBN: 1555811272
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Designed to fill the existing gap between simple introductory texts and very advanced reviews of major virus families, Principles of Virology introduces upper-level undergraduates, graduate students, and medical students to all aspects of virology. Written in an engagingly readable style and generously illustrated with over 400 full-color illustrations, this approachable volume offers detailed examples that illustrate common principles, specific strategies adopted by different viruses to ensure their reproduction, and the current state of virology research.


Part I: The Science of Virology1. Foundations of Virology2. Virus Cultivation, Detection, and Genetics Part II: Molecular Biology3. Virus Structure4. Virus Attachment to Host Cells5. Virus Entry into Cells6. Genome Replication and mRNA Production by RNA Viruses7. Reverse Transcription and Integration: Hallmarks of the Retroid Viruses8. Transcription Strategies: DNA Templates9. Genome Replication Strategies: DNA Viruses10. Processing of Viral Pre-mRNA11. Translational Control of Viral Gene Expression12. Intracellular Transport of Viral Components: Prelude to Assembly13. Assembly, Exit, and Maturation of Progeny Virions Part III: Pathogenesis and Control14. Virus Offense Meets Host Defense15. Patterns of Infection: a Delicate Balance16. Viral Transformation and Oncogenesis17. Viral Pathogenesis18. Multiple Facets of HIV Pathogenicity19. Prevention and Control of Viral Diseases20. Virus Evolution and the Emergence of New Viruses Appendix: Structure, Genome Organization, and Infectious Cycles of Animal Viruses Discussed in This Book

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