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Desk encyclopedia of general virology

Author: B W J Mahy; M H V Van Regenmortel
Publisher: Oxford, UK ; San Diego : Academic Press, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Derived from "Encyclopedia of Virology", this title offers an overview of the development of virology over the years. It includes entries that detail the nature, origin, phylogeny and evolution of  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Encyclopedias
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Desk encyclopedia of general virology.
Oxford, UK : San Diego : Academic Press, ©2010
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: B W J Mahy; M H V Van Regenmortel
ISBN: 0123751624 9780123751621 1282381725 9781282381728
OCLC Number: 480587729
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 644 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Contents: Section 1. GENERAL TOPICS History of virology : bacteriophages History of virology : plant viruses History of virology : vertebrate viruses Nature of viruses Origin of viruses Ribozymes Virus species Quasispecies Virus databases Phylogeny of viruses Evolution of viruses Taxonomy, classification and nomenclature of viruses Virus classification by pairwise sequence comparison Prions of vertebrates Viruses and bioterrorism Section 2. VIRIONS Principles of virion structure Structure of non-enveloped virions Electron microscopy of viruses Cryo-electron microcopy Assembly of non-enveloped virions Assembly of enveloped virions Assembly of bacterial viruses Genome packaging of bacterial viruses Viral membranes Mimivirus Section 3. NUCLEIC ACIDS Recombination Satellite nucleic acids and viruses Retrotransposons of vertebrates Defective interfering viruses Interfering RNAs Viruses as vectors in gene therapy Section 4. VIRUS INFECTION Viral receptors Virus entry to bacterial cells Membrane fusion Replication of viruses Persistent and latent viral infection Apoptosis and virus infection Viral pathogenesis Antiviral agents Diagnosis using serological and molecular approaches Diagnosis using microarrays Disease surveillance Section 5. IMMUNE RESPONSES Innate immunity Defeating innate immunity Antigen presentation Antigenicity and immunogenicity of viral proteins Cytokines and chemokines Cell-mediated immunity to viruses Antibody - mediated immunity to viruses Orthomyxovirus antigen structure Antigenic variation Vaccine strategies DNA Vaccines Vaccine safety Neutralization of infectivity Immunopathology Section 6. DESCRIPTION AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY OF SOME VIRUSES Adenoviruses : molecular biology Baculoviruses : molecular biology of granuloviruses Baculoviruses : molecular biology of nucleopolyhedroviruses Coronaviruses : molecular biology Hepatitis virus B : molecular biology Herpes simplex viruses : molecular biology Human cytomegalovirus : molecular biology Human immunodeficiency viruses : molecular biology Iridoviruses Kaposi's sarcoma-associated herpesvirus : molecular biology Mononegavirales Nidovirales Nodaviruses Orthomyxoviruses : molecular biology Papillomaviruses : molecular biology Partitiviruses Phycodnaviruses Picornaviruses Reoviruses : molecular biology Seadornaviruses Tetraviruses Togaviruses : molecular biology
Responsibility: editors-in-chief, Brian W.J. Mahy and Marc H.V. Van Regenmortel.

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