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Overview

This latest volume in the Advances in Virus Research series presents articles on topics such as the role of lipid rafts in virus assembly and budding; novel vaccine strategies; treatment of arenavirus infections; the evaluation of drug resistance in HIV infection; perspectives on polydnavirus origin and evolution; bateriophage 29 DNA packaging; the potential of plant viral vectors and transgenic plants for subunit vaccine production; and the interaction of orthopoxviruses with interferon-treated cultured cells. This timely and informative compilation of articles will be of interest to researchers in the fields of virology, immunology, microbiology, and plant science.

Audience: Virologists, microbiologists, immunologists, molecular biologists, pathologists, biomedical researchers, and plant researchers.

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Editorial Reviews

Jerry Lynn Taylor
This is the fiftieth volume in a series composed of reviews of topics in virology, including monographs about single virus groups, discussions about mechanisms of viral pathogenesis, viral structure, replication strategies, and the biology of viruses. Viruses infecting plants, animals, and bacteria are included. This series is designed to provide reviews of current topics in various aspects of virology. It is targeted primarily at virologists or students training in virology research. Clinical investigators may find that some of the reviews on viral pathogenesis provide useful information and perspectives. Each review within the volume is written by virologists who are experts in the area of research discussed. The figures provide useful, educational additions to the text and include micrographs, line drawings, and color plates of virus structural features. The references are extensive for each of the reviews and are current through 1996, with occasional references from 1997. The index and general format of the book allow ready access to the information provided. This book, like others in the series, provides thorough reviews on a diverse collection of topics in virology. It provides the reader both comprehensive reviews of literature as well as unique perspectives on areas in virology. These reviews allow virologists, or those training to be virologists, to access information in a wide variety of areas in an organized, well-presented manner. This book should be in the library of any institution where virology research is conducted.
Jose Romero
Volumes 53 and 54 of Advances in Virus Research contain up-to-date reviews of topics related to virology, written and edited by experts in each of the areas covered. Together they contain 27 well wirtten articles. These volumes are written to provide the reader with reviews on topics related to virology. The reviews contained in these two volumes will be of value and interest to graduate students, physicians, veterinarians, and investigators interested in familiarizing or updating themselves in subjects covered. Volume 53 contains two "special sections. In the first contributors consider the current status and impact of viral diseases on the developing world. There are six reviews in which they deal with three major human diseases (yellow fever, dengue, and human deficiency virus), two major diseases of livestock (rinderpest, foot and mouth disease), and viral diseases of importance to horticulture. In the second section they provide reviews of the use of reverse genetics for the study of different groups of RNA viruses. Each review in this section is focused on how the different viral replication strategies have influenced the reverse genetics approach taken. The contributors cover four positive stranded viruses (flavivirus, picornavirus, nodavirus, coronavirus), three negative stranded viruses (rhabdovirus, paramyxovirus), double stranded viruses (dsRNA viruses of higher organisms) and the practical application of reverse genetics for control of viral plant infections. Volume 54 contains six reviews and a "special section" on respiratory viruses (influenza viruses, paramyxoviruses, respiratory syncytial virus, rhinoviruses). The contributors cover exceptionally timely topicssuch as influenza vaccines and influenza neuraminidase inhibitors. The editors of Volumes 53 and 54 of Advances in Virus Research continue the long tradition of authoritative, well-written, current reviews on selected topics related to virology. Both volumes have a wealth of up-to-date information. All of the reviews contain excellent reference sections for those wishing more detailed information.
American Scientist
This serial...is well known to virologists. It is a valuable aid in maintaining an overview of various facets of the rapidly expanding fields of virology...Timely, informative, and useful to the student, teacher, and research scientist.
Military Medicine
A mandatory purchase for all types of comprehensive libraries, both public and university, as well as for those interested in or doing research in the field of virology.
Booknews
Nine contributions comprise this volume of the respected series. They cover: synthesis and processing of avian sarcoma retrovirus RNA; viral and cellular forms of the Abelson abl oncogene; molecular structure, biology, and genetics of prions; bacteriophage 0 6, baculovirus vectors for expression of foreign genes; rotavirus and adult diarrhea; viral-bacterial synergistic interaction in respiratory disease; African swine fever; carrier-mediated delivery of antiviral agents. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR booknews.com
Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Jose Romero, MD (Creighton University Medical Center)
Description: Volumes 53 and 54 of Advances in Virus Research contain up-to-date reviews of topics related to virology, written and edited by experts in each of the areas covered. Together they contain 27 well wirtten articles.
Purpose: These volumes are written to provide the reader with reviews on topics related to virology.
Audience: The reviews contained in these two volumes will be of value and interest to graduate students, physicians, veterinarians, and investigators interested in familiarizing or updating themselves in subjects covered.
Features: Volume 53 contains two "special sections." In the first contributors consider the current status and impact of viral diseases on the developing world. There are six reviews in which they deal with three major human diseases (yellow fever, dengue, and human deficiency virus), two major diseases of livestock (rinderpest, foot and mouth disease), and viral diseases of importance to horticulture. In the second section they provide reviews of the use of reverse genetics for the study of different groups of RNA viruses. Each review in this section is focused on how the different viral replication strategies have influenced the reverse genetics approach taken. The contributors cover four positive stranded viruses (flavivirus, picornavirus, nodavirus, coronavirus), three negative stranded viruses (rhabdovirus, paramyxovirus), double stranded viruses (dsRNA viruses of higher organisms) and the practical application of reverse genetics for control of viral plant infections. Volume 54 contains six reviews and a "special section" on respiratory viruses (influenza viruses, paramyxoviruses, respiratory syncytial virus, rhinoviruses). The contributors cover exceptionally timely topics such as influenza vaccines and influenza neuraminidase inhibitors.
Assessment: The editors of Volumes 53 and 54 of Advances in Virus Research continue the long tradition of authoritative, well-written, current reviews on selected topics related to virology. Both volumes have a wealth of up-to-date information. All of the reviews contain excellent reference sections for those wishing more detailed information.
From the Publisher
"A mandatory purchase for all types of comprehensive libraries, both public and university, as well as for those interested in or doing research in the field of virology."- MILITARY MEDICINE "This serial...is well known to virologists. It is a valuable aid in maintaining an overview of various facets of the rapidly expanding fields of virology...Timely, informative, and useful to the student, teacher, and research scientist."—AMERICAN SCIENTIST

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780123743220
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science
  • Publication date: 11/24/2008
  • Pages: 292
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Born: March 18, 1957 in Goeppingen, Germany
Nationality: German
1963-1967: Elementary School
1967-1976: High School (Gymnasium)
1976: Diploma (Abitur)
1976-1977: Compulsory Military Service
1977-1982: Study of biology at Tuebingen University, Germany
1982-1985: Ph.D. work at Federal Research Centre for Virus Diseases of Animals,
Tuebingen, Germany
1985: Ph.D. in Genetics
1986-1987: Postdoctoral Fellow at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
Department of Microbiology
1988-today: Federal Research Centre for Virus Diseases of Animals
1990: Habilitation (prerequisite for professorship)
since 1994: Director of the Institute of Molecular Biology at the Federal Research Centre for Virus Diseases of Animals, Insel Riems, Germany since 1996: President of the Federal Research Centre for Virus Diseases of Animals (renamed in 2004 'Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut')
since 1997: Professor of Virology at University of Greifswald

Scientific Work:
More than 300 peer-reviewed publications in international journals (listed in PubMed) on different aspects of infectious animal diseases.

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This volume contains six comprehensive reviews of current virological research.
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Table of Contents

Spread of plant virus disease to new plantings : a case study of rice tungro disease
In a nutshell : structure and assembly of the vaccinia virion
Human papillomaviruses and cervical cancer
Plant signal transduction and defense against viral pathogens
The molecular biology of coronaviruses
Chlorella viruses
Messenger RNA turnover and its regulation in herpesviral infection
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