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Understanding viruses

Author: Teri Shors
Publisher: Sudbury, Mass. : Jones and Bartlett Publishers, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Combining the molecular, clinical, and historical aspects of virology, Understanding Viruses is a textbook for the modern undergraduate virology course. The text provides an introduction to human viral diseases. Additional chapters on viral diseases of animals; the history of clinical trials, gene therapy, and xenotransplantation; prions and viroids; plant viruses; and bacteriophages add to the coverage."--Jacket.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Teri Shors
ISBN: 9780763729325 0763729329
OCLC Number: 124505697
Description: xxiv, 639 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), maps (chiefly color) ; 28 cm
Contents: Introduction to viruses --
Eukaryotic molecular biology and host cell constraints --
Virus replication cycles --
Virus architecture and nomenclature --
Laboratory diagnosis of viral diseases --
Mechanisms of viral entry and spread of infection in the body --
Host resistance to viral infections --
Epidemiology --
The history of medicine, clinical trials, gene therapy, and xenotransplantation --
Viruses and cancer --
Poliovirus and other enteroviruses --
Influenza viruses --
Rabies --
Poxviruses --
Herpesviruses --
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) --
Hepatitis viruses --
New viruses and viruses that are reemerging --
What about prions and viroids? --
Plant viruses --
The best for last: bacteriophages.
Responsibility: Teri Shors.
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