Foamy Viruses

  • Axel Rethwilm

Part of the Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology book series (CT MICROBIOLOGY, volume 277)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-IX
  2. R. M. Flügel, K.-I. Pfrepper
    Pages 63-88
  3. M. L. Linial, S. W. Eastman
    Pages 89-110
  4. D. Lindemann, P. A. Goepfert
    Pages 111-129
  5. A. Mergia, M. Heinkelein
    Pages 131-159
  6. V. Falcone, M. Schweizer, D. Neumann-Haefelin
    Pages 161-180
  7. W. Heneine, M. Schweizer, P. Sandstrom, T. Folks
    Pages 181-196
  8. A. Saïb
    Pages 197-211
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 213-214

About this book


The aberrant replication pathway of foamy viruses distinguishes them from all other retroviruses. Many details have been accumulated over the past ten or so years. Most of the findings on foamy viruses were obtained by research on a single virus isolate previously called "human foamy virus", which appeared to be the first to be investigated on a molecular level. However, to the editor's knowledge, genuine human foamy viruses do not exist, but several trans-species transmissions of different simian foamy viruses from monkeys and apes to human hosts.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Axel Rethwilm
    • 1
  1. 1.Medizinische Fakultät der TU DresdenInstitut für Virologie im MTZDresdenGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-62934-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-55701-9
  • Series Print ISSN 0070-217X
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