Fundamentals of Molecular Virology

Author: Nicholas H. Acheson

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  • ISBN: 9780470900598
  • Author: Nicholas H. Acheson
  • Publ Date: 2011-11-02
  • Edition: 2
  • Pages: 500
  • Imprint: WILEY 30% *#
  • Status: ACT
  • ID - 5853

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
Renald Gilbert, Bernard Massie

Description:

This new, fully revised second edition of Fundamentals of Molecular Virology is designed for university students learning about virology at the undergraduate or graduate level. Chapters cover most of the major virus families, emphasizing the unique features of each virus family. These chapters are designed to tell stories about the viruses covered, and include information on discovery, diseases and pathogenesis, virus structure, steps in viral replication, and interaction with cellular signaling pathways. This approach portrays the personality of each virus, helping students to learn the material and to build up their knowledge of virology, starting with smaller and simpler viruses and proceeding to more complex viruses.

Review:

I like the overall organization and directness in the writing. The chapter outlines that cover the basic featuresof the virus discussed are quite useful. The illustrations areclear and easy to interpret. - MichaelGraves , University of Massachusetts Lowell
Having each chapter that covers a specific virus writtenby an expert in the field then having Acheson bring the materialinto a common style is an excellent approach. I enjoy the slightstylistic differences that I find in the chapters, but Acheson hasa direct and concise approach that makes the information throughoutthe text understandable for students. Chapters are short anddirect. The table of contents is informative. Sections within thechapters are logically organized and headings are informative. Theboxes provide interesting side topics in an extremely concisemanner. Overall, I find Acheson to be an excellent text. -William Tapprich, University of Nebraska Omaha
The conceptual approach to virus biology is the greateststrength of the text. The book has the appropriate level ofmolecular detail and it is presented in a manner that anundergraduate can readily grasp. It is a highly readabletext. -Sharon Roberts, AuburnUniversity


 

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