Comprehensive Virology: Descriptive Catalogue of Viruses

  • Heinz Fraenkel-Conrat
  • Robert R. Wagner

Part of the Critical Stability Constants book series (CRSC, volume 244)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages N1-xi
  2. Heinz Fraenkel-Conrat, Robert R. Wagner
    Pages 1-2
  3. Heinz Fraenkel-Conrat, Robert R. Wagner
    Pages 3-62
  4. Heinz Fraenkel-Conrat, Robert R. Wagner
    Pages 63-120
  5. Heinz Fraenkel-Conrat, Robert R. Wagner
    Pages 121-168
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 169-191

About this book


The time seems ripe for a critical compendium of that segment of the biological universe we call viruses. Virology, as a science, having only recently passed through its descriptive phase of naming and num­ bering, has probably reached that stage at which relatively few new~ truly new~viruses will be discovered. Triggered by the intellectual probes and techniques of molecular biology, genetics, biochemical cytology, and high-resolution microscopy and spectroscopy, the field has experienced a genuine information explosion. Few serious attempts have so far been made to chronicle these events. This comprehensive series, which will comprise some 6000 pages in a total of about 22 volumes, represents a commitment by a large group of active investigators to analyze, digest, and expostulate on the great mass of data relating to viruses, much of which is now amorphous and disjointed and scattered throughout a wide literature. In this way, we hope to place the entire field in perspective as well as to develop an invaluable reference and sourcebook for researchers and students at all levels. This series is designed as a continuum that can be entered anywhere but which also provides a logical progression of developing facts and integrated concepts.


genetics molecular biology virology

Editors and affiliations

  • Heinz Fraenkel-Conrat
    • 1
  • Robert R. Wagner
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Molecular Biology and Virus LaboratoryUniversity of CaliforniaBerkeleyUSA
  2. 2.Department of MicrobiologyUniversity of VirginiaCharlottesvilleUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, part of Springer Nature 1974
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4684-2699-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4684-2697-7
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