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Basic virology

Author: Edward K Wagner
Publisher: Malden, MA ; Oxford : Blackwell Pub., 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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Providing a solid introduction to the basic principles of virology, this title contains chapters dealing with viruses and cancer, generation and use of recombinant viruses and virus-like particles, viral evolution, network biology and viruses, and animal models and transgenics, and more.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Edward K Wagner
ISBN: 9781405147156 1405147156
OCLC Number: 129954269
Notes: Revised edition of: Basic virology / Edward K. Wagner, Martinez J. Hewlett. 2nd ed. 2004.
Description: xxx, 550 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Contents: Preface --
Acknowledgments --
pt. 1. Virology and viral disease --
ch. 1. Introduction : the impact of viruses on our view of life --
ch. 2. An outline of virus replication and viral pathogenesis --
ch. 3. Virus disease in populations and individual animals --
ch. 4. Patterns of some viral diseases of humans --
pt. 2. Basic properties of viruses and virus-cell interaction --
ch. 5. Virus structure and classification --
ch. 6. The beginning and end of the virus replication cycle --
ch. 7. Host immune response to viral infection : the nature of the vertebrate immune response --
ch. 8. Strategies to protect against and combat viral infection --
pt. 3. Working with virus --
ch. 9. Visualization and enumeration of virus particles --
ch. 10. Replicating and measuring biological activity of viruses --
ch. 11. Physical and chemical manipulation of the structural components of viruses --
ch. 12. Characterization of viral products expressed in the infected cell --
ch. 13. Viruses use cellular processes to express their genetic information. pt. 4. Replication patterns of specific viruses --
ch. 14. Replication of positive-sense RNA viruses --
ch. 15. Replication strategies of RNA viruses requiring RNA-directed mRNA transcription as the first step in viral gene expression --
ch. 16. Replication strategies of small and medium-sized DNA viruses --
ch. 17. Replication of some nuclear-replicating eukaryotic DNA viruses with large genomes --
ch. 18. Replication of cytoplasmic DNA viruses and "large" bacteriophages --
ch. 19. Retroviruses : converting RNA to DNA --
ch. 20. Human Immunodeficiency Virus Type 1 (HIN-1) and related lentiviruses --
ch. 21. Hepadnaviruses : variations on the retrovirus theme --
pt. 5. Viruses : new approaches and new problems --
ch. 22. The molecular genetics of viruses --
ch. 23. Molecular pathogenesis --
ch. 24. Viral bioinformatics and beyond --
ch. 25. Viruses and the future : problems and promises --
Appendix : Resource center --
Technical glossary --
Index.
Responsibility: Edward K. Wagner [and others].
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