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Viral fitness : the next SARS and West Nile in the making

Author: Jaap Goudsmit
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford Univ. Pr., 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book by Jaap Goudsmit, the author of Viral Sex, addre

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jaap Goudsmit
ISBN: 0195130340 9780195130348
OCLC Number: 718580244
Description: XIII, 187 p. ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction: virus basics and the concept of viral fitness ; 1. As natural as breathing: The flu virus ; 2. Farming and feeding the hungry: Plant viruses and human enteroviruses ; 3. Raising cattle and eating meat: Rinderpest, measles and mad cow disease ; 4. Slaking our thirst: The cholera bacteria and its toxic viruses ; 5. Weathering storms and droughts: West Nile virus and others others ; 6. Getting lucky with a faulty gene: Escape from simple retroviruses ; 7. Taking chances with sex: The herpes and papova viruses ; 8. Risking death with sex: The AIDS virus ; 9. Warring against humans and other animals: Smallpox, monkeypox and alike ; 10. Raiding the wild for delicacies: The SARS virus BookData Code MJCJ
Responsibility: Jaap Goudsmit.

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"Overall, the book was entertaining, educational, informative, and presents a broad array of divergent virus systems in an understandable way." --The Quarterly Review of Biology

 
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