Introduction to Modern Virology / Edition 4by N.J. J. Dimmock, S. B. Primrose, S. B. Primrose
Pub. Date: 11/28/1994
Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
The latest edition of this best-selling textbook continues to provide a unique cross-sectional study of virology. The text emphasizes structural and functional principles common to different species of virus rather than attempting a less useful taxonomic analysis. An entirely new chapter on HIV and AIDS has been added, providing a valuable vertical profile of an extremely important viral infection. The coverage of all aspects of immunology has been fully updated to take account of recent advances, especially in the T-cell area and in their relation to viral pathogenesis. New and powerful techniques such as PCR are explained in detail and their importance in virology demonstrated. The fourth edition will retain its place as the textbook of choice in virology, continuing to relate our current understanding of viral structure and function in relation to disease, and demonstrating how advances in molecular and cell biology and genetics are affecting the study and control of viruses.
Table of ContentsPreface; Towards a definition of a virus; How to handle animal viruses; The structure of viruses; Viral nucleic acids; The process of infection I: Attachment and penetration; The process of infection IIA: The Baltimore classification; The process of infection IIB: The replication of viral DNA; The process of infection IIC: RNA synthesis by RNA viruses; The process of infection IID: RNA viruses with a DNA intermediate and vice versa; The process of infection III: The regulation of gene expression; The process of infection IV: The assembly of viruses; Lysogeny; Interactions between viruses and eukaryotic cells; The immune system and interferon; Virus-host interactions; Vaccines and chemotherapy: the prevention and treatment of virus diseases; Carcinogens and tumour viruses; The evolution of viruses; HIV and AIDS; Trends in virology; The classification and nomenclature of viruses
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