Desk Encyclopedia of General Virology

Other | May 1, 2010

byvan Regenmortel, Marc H.V., Marc H.v. Van Regenmortel

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This volume, derived from Encyclopedia of Virology, provides an overview of the development of virology during the last ten years. Entries detail the nature, origin, phylogeny and evolution of viruses. It then moves into a summary of our understanding of the structure and assembly of virus particles and describes how this knowledge was obtained. Genetic material of viruses and the different mechanisms used by viruses to infect and replicate in their host cells are highlighted. The volume is rounded out with an overview of some major groups of viruses with particular attention being given to our current knowledge of their molecular biology.



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    This volume, derived from Encyclopedia of Virology, provides an overview of the development of virology during the last ten years. Entries detail the nature, origin, phylogeny and evolution of viruses. It then moves into a summary of our understanding of the structure and assembly of virus particles and describes how this knowledge was...

    Format:OtherDimensions:672 pages, 1 × 1 × 1 inPublished:May 1, 2010Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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    ISBN - 10:0123751624

    ISBN - 13:9780123751621

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    Table of Contents

    Section 1. GENERAL TOPICSHistory of virology : bacteriophages History of virology : plant viruses History of virology : vertebrate viruses Nature of viruses Origin of viruses Ribozymes Virus species Quasispecies Virus databases Phylogeny of viruses Evolution of viruses Taxonomy, classification and nomenclature of viruses Virus classification by pairwise sequence comparison Prions of vertebrates Viruses and bioterrorism

    Section 2. VIRIONSPrinciples of virion structure Structure of non-enveloped virions Electron microscopy of viruses Cryo-electron microcopy Assembly of non-enveloped virions Assembly of enveloped virions Assembly of bacterial viruses Genome packaging of bacterial viruses Viral membranes Mimivirus

    Section 3. NUCLEIC ACIDSRecombination Satellite nucleic acids and viruses Retrotransposons of vertebrates Defective interfering viruses Interfering RNAs Viruses as vectors in gene therapy

    Section 4. VIRUS INFECTIONViral receptors Virus entry to bacterial cells Membrane fusion Replication of viruses Persistent and latent viral infection Apoptosis and virus infection Viral pathogenesis Antiviral agents Diagnosis using serological and molecular approaches Diagnosis using microarrays Disease surveillance

    Section 5. IMMUNE RESPONSESInnate immunity Defeating innate immunity Antigen presentation Antigenicity and immunogenicity of viral proteins Cytokines and chemokines Cell-mediated immunity to viruses Antibody - mediated immunity to viruses Orthomyxovirus antigen structure Antigenic variation Vaccine strategies DNA Vaccines Vaccine safety Neutralization of infectivity Immunopathology

    Section 6. DESCRIPTION AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY OF SOME VIRUSESAdenoviruses : molecular biology Baculoviruses : molecular biology of granuloviruses Baculoviruses : molecular biology of nucleopolyhedroviruses Coronaviruses : molecular biology Hepatitis virus B : molecular biology Herpes simplex viruses : molecular biology Human cytomegalovirus : molecular biology Human immunodeficiency viruses : molecular biology Iridoviruses Kaposi's sarcoma-associated herpesvirus : molecular biology Mononegavirales Nidovirales Nodaviruses Orthomyxoviruses : molecular biology Papillomaviruses : molecular biology Partitiviruses Phycodnaviruses Picornaviruses Reoviruses : molecular biology Seadornaviruses Tetraviruses Togaviruses : molecular biology