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Fundamentals of Molecular Virology, 2nd Edition

August 2011, ©2011
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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.
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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





Rénald Gilbert, Bernard Massie

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• New and improved comprehensive, illustrative art program. The text contains a number of new four-color figures which focus on the individual steps in virus replication and helps draw students' attention to important concepts and details.
• Additional coverage on viruses of Archaea, plant viruses, viruses of algae and the giant mimivirus
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• Chapter stories. Chapters are designed to tell stories about specific virus families, presenting information on well-studied viruses. This approach helps students to learn about virology in a simple and logical fashion.
• Full-color figures. Numerous full-color figures focus on individual steps in virus replication. These figures complement the text and draw the attention of students to important concepts.
• Text boxes throughout the book feature exciting and current developments in molecular virology or practical applications of viruses in science and medicine. These highlights encourage students to discover new information about virology from other sources.
• Key terms, fundamental concepts, and review questions at the end of each chapter help students review and organize information they have learned.
• Extended coverage. This second edition has new chapters on viruses of plants, algae, and archaea, host responses to virus infection, and the host immune system. All other chapters have been revised and updated.
• Information on human pathogens. Includes chapters on important human pathogens such as herpes viruses, hepatitis B and C viruses, human immunodeficiency virus, influenza viruses, measles virus, poliovirus, smallpox virus, West Nile virus, and others.
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“I like the overall organization and “directness” in the writing. The chapter outlines that cover the basic features of the virus discussed are quite useful. The illustrations are clear and easy to interpret.”  -Michael Graves, University of Massachusetts – Lowell

“Having each chapter that covers a specific virus written by an expert in the field then having Acheson bring the material into a common style is an excellent approach. I enjoy the slight stylistic differences that I find in the chapters, but Acheson has a direct and concise approach that makes the information throughout the text understandable for students. Chapters are short and direct. The table of contents is informative. Sections within the chapters are logically organized and headings are informative. The boxes provide interesting side topics in an extremely concise manner. Overall, I find Acheson to be an excellent text.” -William Tapprich, University of Nebraska – Omaha

“The conceptual approach to virus biology is the greatest strength of the text. The book has the appropriate level of molecular detail and it is presented in a manner that an undergraduate can readily grasp. It is a highly readable text.” -Sharon Roberts, Auburn University

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