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Virus

Author: Marilyn J Roossinck; Carl Zimmer
Publisher: Princeton, New Jersey : Princeton University Press, 2016.
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"This stunningly illustrated book provides a rare window into the amazing, varied, and often beautiful world of viruses. Contrary to popular belief, not all viruses are bad for you. In fact, several are beneficial to their hosts, and many are crucial to the health of our planet. Virus offers an unprecedented look at 101 incredible microbes that infect all branches of life on Earth-- from humans and other animals to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Illustrated works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marilyn J Roossinck; Carl Zimmer
ISBN: 9780691166964 069116696X
OCLC Number: 944380280
Notes: Subtitle on cover: "an illustrated guide to 101 incredible microbes."
Description: 256 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), maps (chiefly color) ; 25 cm
Contents: Human viruses --
Vertebrate animal viruses --
Plant viruses --
Invertebrate animal viruses --
Fungal and protist viruses --
Bacterial and archaeal viruses. What is a virus? --
History of virology --
Timeline --
Virus controversies --
A virus classification scheme --
Replication --
Packaging --
Transmission --
Lifestyles of viruses --
Immunity --
101 remarkable viruses --
HUMAN VIRUSES --
Chikungunya virus --
Dengue virus --
Ebola virus --
Hepatitis C virus --
Human adenvirus 2 --
Human herpes simplex virus 1 --
Human immunodeficiency virus --
Human papilloma virus 16 --
Human rhinovirus A --
Influenza virus A --
JC virus --
Measles virus --
Mumps virus --
Norwalk virus --
Poliovirus --
Rotavirus A --
SARS related coronavirus --
Varicella-zooster virus --
Variola virus --
West Nile virus --
Yellow fever virus --
Zika virus --
Sin nombre virus --
Torque teno virus --
VERTEBRATE ANIMAL VIRUSES --
African swine fever virus --
Bluetongue virus --
Boid inclusion body disease virus --
Bornadisease virus --
Bovine viral diarrhea virus 1 --
Foot and mouth disease virus --
Frog virus 3 --
Infectious salmon anemia virus --
Myxoma virus --
Porcine circovirus --
Rabies virus --
Rift Valley fever virus --
Feline leukemia virus --
Mouse herpesvirus 68 --
PLANT VIRUSES --
African cassava mosaic virus --
Banana bunchy top virus --
Barley yellow dwarf virus --
Cauliflower mosaic virus --
Citrus tristeza virus --
Cucumber mosaic virus --
Oryza sativa endornavirus --
Ourmia melon virus --
Plum pox virus --
Potato virus Y --
Rice dwarf virus --
Rice hoja blanca virus --
Tobacco etch virus --
Tobacco mosiac virus --
Tomato bushy virus --
Tomato yellow leaf curl virus --
Bean golden mosaic virus --
Tulip breaking virus --
INVERTEBRATE ANIMAL VIRUSES --
Cotesia congregata bracovirus --
Cricket paralysis virus --
Deformed wing virus --
Drosophila virus C --
Dysaphis plantaginea densovirus --
Flock house virus --
Invertebrate iridescent virus 6 --
Lymantria dispar multiple nucleo-polyhedrosis virus --
Orsay virus --
White spot syndrome virus --
Yellow head virus --
FUNGAL AND PROTIST VIRUSES --
Acanthamoeba polyphaga mimivirus --
Curvularia thermal tolerance virus --
Helminthosporium victoriae virus 190S --
Penicillium chrysogenum virus --
Pithovirus sibericum --
Saccharomyces cerevisia L-A virus --
Cryphonectria hypovirus 1 --
Ophiostoma mitovirus 4 --
Paramecium busaria chorellavirus 1 --
Phytophthora endornavirus 1 --
BACTERIAL AND ARCHAEAL VIRUSES --
Bacillus phage --
Enterobacteria phage lambda --
Enterobacteria phage T4 --
Enterobacteria phage phiX174 --
Mycobacterium phage D29 --
Ralstonia phage phiRSL1 --
Synehococcus phage Syn5 --
Acidianus bottle-shaped virus 1 --
Acidanus two-tailed virus --
Enterobacteria phage H-19B --
Enterobacteria phage M13 --
Enterobacteria phage QB --
Staphylococcus phage 80 --
Sulfolobus spindle-shaped virus 1 --
Vibrio phage CTX.
Responsibility: Marilyn J. Roossinck ; with a foreword by Carl Zimmer.

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"This stunningly illustrated book provides a rare window into the amazing, varied, and often beautiful world of viruses. Contrary to popular belief, not all viruses are bad for you. In fact, several are beneficial to their hosts, and many are crucial to the health of our planet. Virus offers an unprecedented look at 101 incredible microbes that infect all branches of life on Earth-- from humans and other animals to insects, plants, fungi, and bacteria."--

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