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Virus Life in Diagrams

1st Edition

By Hans-Wolfgang Ackermann, Laurent Berthiaume, Michel Tremblay

CRC Press

232 pages

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pub: 1998-04-07
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Description

This atlas presents 233 virus diagrams selected for their scientific content, clarity, originality, and historic, didactic, and aesthetic value. Virus Life in Diagrams assembles the many diagrams of viral life cycles, particle assembly, and strategies of nucleic acid replication that are scattered throughout the literature. The diagrams cover vertebrate, invertebrate, plant, bacterial, fungal, and protozoal viruses, viroids, and prions. They offer a dynamic illustration of the time course of viral life cycles not available in photographs. They also offer speculative elements that project the possible results of future research, as well as historical documentation that shows the development of virology. This valuable reference book for virologists, microbiologists, molecular biologists, geneticists, and students in these areas is the first atlas to compile illustrations of viral morphogenesis in one complete source.

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION

A SUMMARY OF VIRUS CLASSIFICATION

THE REPLICATION CYCLE

COMPARATIVE DIAGRAMS

DNA VIRUSES

ssDNA Viruses

dsDNA Viruses with Cubic or Helical Symmetry

dsDNA Viruses with Binary Symmetry

VIRUSES USING REVERSE TRANSCRIPTION

Retrovirdae; Others

RNA VIRUSES

ssRNA Viruses with (+) Strands

ssRNA Viruses with (-) Strands

dsRNA Viruses

MISCELLANY

Virus-Like Particles

Agents with Circular ssRNA

Prions

ABBREVIATIONS AND UNITS

GLOSSARY

REFERENCES

INDEX

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCI045000
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Biology / Microbiology