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Virus Taxonomy: Seventh Report of the International Committee on Taxonomy Viruses

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Edited By: MHV van Regenmortel, CM Fauquet and DHL Bishop

1162 pages, Plates, illus, figs tabs

Academic Press

Hardback | Dec 2000 | #107745 | ISBN: 0123702003
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Covers over 4000 recognised viruses, organised by family, with diagrams of genome organisation and virus replication cycle where known, and contains 30% new taxa, including two major new contributions on the phylogenetic relationships between viruses, and application of the virus species concept throughout the virus world.

It is of interest not only to virologists, but also to other microbiologists, molecular biologists, geneticists and physicochemists. The book is fascinating even for the non-specialist. It should become a firm component of any library of biomedical sciences. -VIRUS RESEARCH (February 2002) Virus Taxonomy is comprehensive, concise, well laid out and easily readable. As a reference source for virologists, this book is a must for the institutional library. -MICROBIOLOGY TODAY


Preface. Introduction to the Species Concept in Virus Taxonomy. The ICTVdB. The Viruses: A Glossary of Abbreviations and Terms. The Virus Diagrams. Taxa Listed Alphabetically. Taxa Listed by Nucleic Acid and Size of the Genome. A Key to the Placement of the Viruses in Taxa. The Order of Presentation of the Viruses. Descriptions of Virus Taxa. The International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses: Officers and Members of the ICTV, 1996-1999. The Statutes of the ICTV, 1998. The Code of Virus Classification and Nomenclature, 1998. Index of Viruses. Index of Taxa.

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Claude Fauquet is a renowned plant virologist that has now embarked on plant biotechnology for the last 10 years. Dr. Fauquet has extensive experience in field virology and epidemiology, but also in molecular and experimental virology. He is mostly interested in tropical plant viruses and particularly in geminiviruses that are devastating tropical crops. In 1991, he became Director of ILTAB (International Laboratory for Agricultural Biotechnology), a joint French-American project aiming at transferring plant biotechnologies to less developing countries.

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