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  • ISBN: 9780124653252
  • ISBN10: 0124653251

A Dictionary of Virology

by Brian W.J. Mahy

  • List Price: $83.95
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Edition: 2
  • Publisher: Academic Pr
  • Publish date: 01/01/1997
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The Dictionary of Virology, Second Edition is the first update of this text in 15 years, incorporating major advancements in knowledge of viruses, including vital information on AIDS and HIV. This edition lists all known viruses affecting humans and/or vertebrate animals; provides brief descriptions of terms used in virology and relevant terms in genetics, immunology, and molecular biology; and includes descriptions of cell lines.

Essential for understanding the complete vocabulary and technical terms used by scientists in the virology field, the Second Edition of A Dictionary of Virology provides a brief but comprehensive description of every virus affecting vertebrate species from humans to fish. Completely revised and updated, the Dictionary includes nearly 3500 entries on classification according to the latest (6th) ICTV report, details of virus structure, replication, and role in disease, as well as control or preventive measures, commonly used cell lines, and explanations of terms applicable in molecular biology as related to viruses. References to andviral drugs used clinically or experimentally are also included, as well as numerous hard-to-find anecdotal facts. This Second Edition is an accessible and handy guidebook to medical and veterinary virology.
-- Defines each virus and assigns each to a genus and family
-- Describes origins of all commonly used cell lines
-- Explains all common terms in virology and molecular biology as it relates to virology
-- Cross-references all common synonyms
-- Cites important references for further research for each virus

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