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Simian Virology

ISBN: 978-0-8138-2432-1
508 pages
September 2009, Wiley-Blackwell
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Simian Virology is the first text to comprehensively cover all currently known simian viruses. Chapters provide an overview of nonhuman primate models of medically important viral diseases as well as natural infections of nonhuman primates with human and animal viruses. The text covers a variety of topics including primate models of medically important viral diseases such as AIDS, hypotheses on the origins of epidemic forms of HIV, and viral diseases caused by non-simian viruses in both wild and captive primates.
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Preface.
Acknowledgments.

Part I: Introduction to Primatology and Virology.

1 Classification of Nonhuman Primates.

2 Principles of Virology.

Part II: Simian Viruses and Nonhuman Primate Models of Viral Infections.

Introduction to Part II.

Section 1: RNA Viruses.

Section 1.1: Simian Retroviruses.

Introduction to Retroviruses.

3 Lentiviruses in Their Natural Hosts.

4 Lentivirus AIDS Models.

5 Origins of Epidemic Forms HIV-1 and HIV-2.

6 Betaretroviruses.

7 Gammaretroviruses.

8 Deltaretroviruses.

9 Spumaviruses.

Section 1.2: Other Simian RNA Viruses.

10 Picornaviruses.

11 Arteriviruses.

Section 2: DNA Viruses.

Section 2.1: Simian Herpesviruses.

Introduction to Herpesviruses.

12 Simplexviruses.

13 Varicelloviruses.

14 Cytomegaloviruses.

15 Lymphocryptoviruses.

16 Rhadinoviruses.

Section 2.2: Other Simian DNA Viruses.

17 Parvoviruses.

18 Polyomaviruses.

19 Papillomaviruses.

20 Hepadnaviruses.

21 Adenoviruses.

Section 3: Miscellaneous RNA and DNA Viruses.

22 Miscellaneous Viruses.

Section 4: Experimental and Natural Infection of Nonhuman Primates with Nonsimian Viruses.

23 Experimental Infection of Nonhuman Primates with Viruses of Medical Importance.

24 Natural Infection of Nonhuman Primates with Nonsimian Viruses.

Index.

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Alexander F. Voevodin, MD, PhD, DSc, FRCPath is Professor of Virology, President, Vir&Gen, Toronto, Canada.

Preston A. Marx, Jr., PhD is Professor of Tropical Medicine, Tulane National Primate Research Center, Covington, Louisiana.

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  • First text to comprehensively cover all currently known simian viruses
  • Provides an overview of nonhuman primate models of medically important viral diseases as well as natural infections of nonhuman primates with human and animal viruses
  • Introductory chapters cover primate taxonomy, virology basics, and general properties of retroviruses and herpesviruses
  • Details the history, classification and structure, pathogenesis and infection, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of simian viruses
  • Valuable tool for research virologists, conservationists, primate and zoo veterinarians, and students
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"Simian Virology is a well-organized and comprehensive book that should be useful for undergraduate and graduate students, veterinarians, biologists, and other professionals who work with nonhuman primates (NHPs), viruses or NHPs, or NHPs involved in research on human disease." (JAVMA, September 2010)

“Simian Virology is a comprehensive text covering the biology of viruses whose natural hosts are simian species…The authors of the text are each noted researchers in the field of simian retrovirology.” (JAALAS, January 2010)

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