Comparative Virology

Comparative Virology

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Comparative Virology provides an integrated comparison of viruses, based on their chemical and morphological characteristics. These descriptions will not only give the reader a background but also a detailed analysis of the various groups. In some instances the groups are still host related, as in the case of bacteriophages and polyhedral insect viruses. In others, for instance in pox viruses, the group comprises viruses of vertebrates and invertebrates. The hosts of the bacilliform Rhabdovirales range from man and other warm-blooded vertebrates through invertebrate animals to plants. A special chapter is devoted to viruses devoid of protein-a group that is of great interest and that has only recently been recognized. Since there is historical and practical interest in Accologie groupings, such as arboviruses and oncogenic viruses, chapters on such groups have also been included. The book opens with a discussion on the classification of viruses. Chapters dealing with DNA viruses and RNA viruses follow, and the ecologically and disease-oriented groups complete the volume. It is hoped that qqComparative Virologyqq will help bring unity to the science of virology through the comparative approach that is not dependent on virus-host interactions. The combined efforts of eminent contributors to discuss and evaluate new information will hopefully benefit all who are interested in virology... 313 EB virus, immunology of, 46 Echovirus 10, as reovirus, 257 Echovirus 28, as rhinovirus, 257 Bchoviruses (Enteric ... 505 Exocortis disease of citrus, PSTV and, 476 F Feline ataxia virus, morphology of, 47 Feline leukemia virus (FeLV), anbsp;...

Title:Comparative Virology
Author:Karl Maramorosch, Edouard Kurstak
Publisher:Academic Press - 2014-06-28


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