Principles of Molecular Virology

Author: Alan J. Cann
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 0128019557
Format: PDF
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Principles of Molecular Virology, Sixth Edition, provides an easily accessible introduction to modern virology, presenting principles in a clear and concise manner. This fully updated edition explores and explains the fundamental aspects of virology, including the structure of virus particles and genome, replication, gene expression, infection, pathogenesis and subviral agents. In addition, this update reflects advances made in the field, including HIV pathogenesis, cryoelectron microscopy, bioinformatics, and RNA interference. Provides a conceptual approach to the principles of molecular virology, with important examples of new advances in virology Includes online resources for students and instructors New concepts in this edition include coverage of newly discovered and emergent viruses such as MERS and Ebola Presents new and updated information on bioinformatics and metagenomics Contains updated learning outcomes and further reading for each chapter

Principles of Molecular Virology

Author: Alan Cann
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 012384939X
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The fifth edition of the highly successful Principles of Molecular Virology takes on a molecular approach to the explanation of virology, presenting basic in a clear, concise and student-friendly manner. This fully updated undergraduate text explores and explains the fundamental aspects of virology, including structure of virus particles and genome, replication, gene expression, infection, pathogenesis and subviral agents. A website with self-assessment questions and other resources aids in student understanding. Completely rewritten and updated Clear and easy to understand Examples covering important ideas in virology All new illustrations Accompanying website with interactive resources and teaching material for instructors

Principles of Molecular Virology

Author: Alan J. Cann
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 0123849403
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Principles of Molecular Virology, Fifth Edition, provides an introduction to modern virology. Viruses are submicroscopic, obligate intracellular parasites that are more diverse than all the bacterial, plant, and animal kingdoms combined. The book examines protein-protein, protein-nucleic acid, and protein-lipid interactions, which control the structure of virus particles; the ways in which viruses infect cells; how viruses replicate; and the effects of virus infection on host organisms. The book begins with a history of virology, tracing the development of knowledge and research on virology. The remaining seven chapters deal with the function and formation of virus particles; the structure and complexity of virus genomes; virus replication; gene expression; virus infections; the effects of virus infection on the body and the body’s response to infection; and subviral agents, such as satellites, viroids, and prions. The text concludes with three appendices that feature a glossary and abbreviations; a classification of subcellular infectious agents; and an outline of the history of virology. Completely rewritten and updated Clear and easy to understand Examples covering important ideas in virology All new illustrations Accompanying website with interactive resources and teaching material for instructors

Virology

Author: John Carter
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470023864
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Virology is a clear and accessible introduction to this fast moving field, providing a comprehensive resource enabling students to understand the key concepts surrounding this exciting subject. The authors have produced a text that stimulates and encourages the student through the extensive use of clear, colour-coded diagrams. Taking a modern approach to the subject, the relevance of virology to everyday life is clearly emphasised and discussion on emerging viruses, cancer, vaccines, anti-viral drugs gene vectors and pesticides is included. This title: Provides an introduction to the theories behind the origins of viruses and how they are evolving with discussion on emerging viruses Includes numerous diagrams with standard colour coding for different types of molecule such as DNA, messenger RNA, other virus RNA’s proteins – all diagrams are carefully developed and clearly labelled to enhance student understanding Features self-contained descriptions of the complete replication cycles of a selection of viruses Introduces the relevance of virology to the modern world including the latest developments in the field - HIV, Foot and Mouth disease, Ebola, SARS and MMR Presents summary boxes, further reading and an associated website to include the latest developments Virology is an essential textbook for all undergraduate students of biology, microbiology and biomedical sciences taking courses in virology. It is also an invaluable resource for MSc level students who have previously done little or no virology and are looking for an accessible introduction to the subject.

Introduction to Modern Virology

Author: Nigel J. Dimmock
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119094534
Format: PDF, Docs
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Praised forits clarity of presentation and accessibility, Introduction to Modern Virology has been a successful student text for over 30 years. It provides a broad introduction to virology, which includes the nature of viruses, the interaction of viruses with their hosts and the consequences of those interactions that lead to the diseases we see. This new edition contains a number of important changes and innovations including: The consideration of immunology now covers two chapters, one on innate immunity and the other on adaptive immunity, reflecting the explosion in knowledge of viral interactions with these systems. The coverage of vaccines and antivirals has been expanded and separated into two new chapters to reflect the importance of these approaches to prevention and treatment. Virus infections in humans are considered in more detail with new chapters on viral hepatitis, influenza, vector-borne diseases, and exotic and emerging viral infections, complementing an updated chapter on HIV. The final section includes three new chapters on the broader aspects of the influence of viruses on our lives, focussing on the economic impact of virus infections, the ways we can use viruses in clinical and other spheres, and the impact that viruses have on the planet and almost every aspect of our lives. A good basic understanding of viruses is important for generalists and specialists alike. The aim of this book is to make such understanding as accessible as possible, allowing students across the biosciences spectrum to improve their knowledge of these fascinating entities.

Fundamentals of Molecular Virology 2nd Edition

Author: Nicholas H. Acheson
Publisher: Wiley Global Education
ISBN: 1118213823
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Designed for students learning about viruses for the first time at the undergraduate or graduate level, Fundamentals of Molecular Virology is presented in a style which relates to today's students and professors. This book is also a valuable, up-to-date source of information for graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and research scientists working with viruses. Chapters contributed by prominent virologists were edited to conform to a clear and accessible style. The text provides a thorough presentation of basic and contemporary concepts in virology for a student's first exposure to the field.

Comparative Plant Virology

Author: Roger Hull
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 9780080920962
Format: PDF, Docs
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Comparative Plant Virology provides a complete overview of our current knowledge of plant viruses, including background information on plant viruses and up-to-date aspects of virus biology and control. It deals mainly with concepts rather than detail. The focus will be on plant viruses but due to the changing environment of how virology is taught, comparisons will be drawn with viruses of other kingdomes, animals, fungi and bacteria. It has been written for students of plant virology, plant pathology, virology and microbiology who have no previous knowledge of plant viruses or of virology in general. Boxes highlight important information such as virus definition and taxonomy Includes profiles of 32 plant viruses that feature extensively in the text Full color throughout

Bacterial Pathogenesis

Author: Abigail A. Salyers
Publisher:
ISBN:
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Bacterial Pathogenesis: A Molecular Approach is the first text designed to provide a comprehensive introduction to this dynamic field for both students and researchers. The application of molecular techniques to the study of bacterium-host interaction has made possible great progress in fundamental understanding of the molecular basis of infectious diseases. In the text the authors integrate material from pathogenic microbiology, molecular biology, immunology, and human physiology to provide a complete but accessible overview of the field.

Principles and Practice of Clinical Virology

Author: Arie J. Zuckerman
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470741399
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Principles and Practice of Clinical Virology is the bible for all working in the field of clinical virology – from the trainee to the expert because there’s always something new to learn! As before, the book provides a detailed account of the diagnosis and treatment of virus infections, with a stronger emphasis on clinical expertise and management. Each chapter deals with a single virus or group or viruses and is written by leading international experts in the field. What’s new in this edition ... Showcases the wealth of new knowledge acquired on virus infections and reflects the discovery of newly recognized emerging infections, the improvement or development of new vaccines, and an increasing repertoire of antiviral agents for treatment All chapters have been thoroughly revised and there are a number of new contributors, joining the cadre of internationally-recognized experts Includes a new chapter on vaccinology covering the principles relating to the development and use of vaccines generally, which complements the specific vaccines described in the other chapters The two chapters on nosocomial infections have been enlarged and will be particularly useful for those having to advise on the management of hospital-acquired infections Emphasizes the rapid accumulation of new information in such fields as retroviruses, particularly HIV, SARS, hepatitis C and influenza, including avian influenza

The Trembling Mountain

Author: Robert Klitzman
Publisher: Da Capo Press
ISBN: 9780738212210
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Kuru, like Mad Cow disease, is caused by a rare, infectious crystal protein that invades and colonizes human cells, destroying the nervous system of its victims. There is no known cure. It flourished in one of the remotest places on earth, Papua New Guinea, among the Fore, a people living in the Stone Age, who until recently practiced ritual cannibalism, consuming the brains of their forebears during funerary feasts. Robert Klitzman helped establish the links between these rituals and kuru. What he discovered has provided keys to understanding the mysterious Mad Cow Disease, which may become the world's next major epidemic. Robert Klitzman was 21 years old when he was invited by the Nobel prize-winning scientist Dr. Carleton Gajdusek, then at the National Institutes of Health, to conduct original research on kuru. Seizing the chance to travel to the other end of the world, Klitzman embarked on an adventure that would change his life.