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Fundamentals of Molecular Virology / Edition 1
     

Fundamentals of Molecular Virology / Edition 1

by Nicholas H. Acheson
 

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ISBN-10: 0471351512

ISBN-13: 9780471351511

Pub. Date: 11/10/2006

Publisher: Wiley

Designed for students learning about viruses for the first time(t the undergraduate or graduate level), Fundamentals of Molecular Virology is presented in a style which relates to today's students and professors. The text approaches learning about virology by presenting a set of chapters each of which covers a specific virus family, using one or two

Overview

Designed for students learning about viruses for the first time(t the undergraduate or graduate level), Fundamentals of Molecular Virology is presented in a style which relates to today's students and professors. The text approaches learning about virology by presenting a set of chapters each of which covers a specific virus family, using one or two well-studied viruses as examples. Each chapter is designed to tell a story about the virus under discussion, and to portray the "personality" of that virus. The text incorporates lessons from classic and contemporary concepts providing a well-rounded presentation on the subject of virology.

FEATURES OF FUNDAMENTALS OF MOLECULAR VIROLOGY

  • Unique, Applied Chapter Stories. Each chapter presents a unique example or case to help introduce the students to the different viruses that will be studied or examined in that chapter.

  • Evolutionary Boxes. Feature exciting and current developments in molecular virology. These are integrated throughout the entire book and can be found in every chapter. These help students understand the importance of currency and application of virology.

  • Comprehensive, Illustrative Art Program. The text contains a number of two-color figures which focus on the individual steps in virus replication and helps draw student's attention to important concepts and details.

  • Coverage of Human Pathogens. Includes chapters that cover important human pathogens such as smallpox virus, measles virus, poliovirus, herpes viruses, human immunodeficiency virus, hepatitis B virus, Ebola virus, SARS corona virus, West Nile virus, and others.

What instructors are saying about Fundamentals of Molecular Virology

"I like the structured treatment that is presented in Acheson. Overall, it is one of the best written and clearly organized texts on the subject I have seen." - Jeannine Williams, College of Marin

"I found the text very readable and believe it will appeal to a wide audience of students...I believe this text will have broad appeal in a field where few texts exist." - Michael Roner, The University of Texas at Arlington

"The main strength of the book is the great molecular detail the author achieves, but still at a level that an undergraduate student should be able to master. I like the blend of molecular with medical; this has been lacking in most virology books that I have considered using." - Darlene Walro, Walsh University

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471351511
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
11/10/2006
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
432
Product dimensions:
7.66(w) x 11.60(h) x 0.52(d)

Table of Contents

Section I: Introduction to Virology

1. Introduction to Virology 2
Nicholas H. Acheson

2. Virus Structure and Assembly 18
Stephen C. Harrison

3. Virus Classification: The World of Viruses 31
Nicholas H. Acheson

4. Virus Entry 45
Ari Helenius

Section II: Viruses of Bacteria and Archaea

5. Single-Stranded RNA Bacteriophages 59
Jan van Duin

6. Microviruses 69
Bentley Fane

7. Bacteriophage T7 77
William C. Summers

8. Bacteriophage Lambda 85
Michael Feiss

9. Viruses of Archaea 97
David Prangishvili

Section III: Positive-Strand RNA Viruses of Eukaryotes

10. Cucumber Mosaic Virus 112
Ping Xu, Marilyn J. Roosinck

11. Picornaviruses 125
Bert L. Semler

12. Flaviviruses 137
Richard Kuhn

13. Togaviruses 148
Milton Schlesinger, Sondra Schlesinger, Richard Kuhn

14. Coronaviruses 159
Mark Denison, Michelle M. Becker

Section IV: Negative-Strand and Double-Stranded RNA Viruses of Eukaryotes

15. Paramyxoviruses and Rhabdoviruses 175
Nicholas H. Acheson, Daniel Kolakofsky, Christopher Richardson, Laurent Roux

16. Filovirouses 188
Heinz Feldman, Hans-Dieter Klenk, Nicholas H. Acheson

17. Bunyaviruses 200
Richard M. Elliott

18. Influenza Viruses 225
Terence S. Dermody, James D. Chappell

19. Reoviruses 225
Terence S. Dermody, James D. Chappell

Section V: Small DNA Viruses of Eukaryotes

20. Parvoviruses 238
Peter Beard

21. Polyomaviruses 247
Nicholas H. Acheson

22. Papillomaviruses 263
Greg Matlashewski, Lawrence Banks

Section VI: Larger DNA Viruses of Eukaryotes

23. Adenoviruses 274
Philip Branton

24. Herpesviruses 285
Bernard Roisman, Gabriella Campadelli-Fiume, Richard Longnecker

25. Baculoviruses 302
Eric B. Carstens

26. Poxviruses 312
Richard C. Condit

27. Viruses of Algae and Mimivirus 325
Michael J. Allen, William H. Wilson

Section VII: Viruses That Use A Reverse Transcriptase

28. Retroviruses 342
Alan Cochrane

29. Human Immunodeficiency Virus
Alan Cochrane

30. Hepadnaviruses 365
Christopher Richardson

Section VIII: Viroids and Prions

31. Viroids and Hepatitis Delta Virus 378
Jean-Pierre Perreault, Martin Pelchat

32. Prions 387
Dalius J. Briedis

Section IX: Host Defenses Against Virus Infection

33. Intrinsic Cellular Defenses Against Virus Infection 398
Karen Mossman, Pierre Geninm, John Hiscott

34. Innate and Adaptive Immune Responses to Virus Infection 415
Malcolm G. Baines, Karen Mossman

Section X: Antiviral Agents and Virus Vectors

35. Antiviral Vaccines 428
Brian Ward

36. Antiviral Chemotherapy
Donald M. Coen

37. Eukaryotic Virus Vectors 456

GLOSSARY 471

CREDITS 484

NAME INDEX 489

SUBJECT INDEX 491

Rénald Gilbert, Bernard Massie

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