Viruses of Lower Vertebrates

  • Winfried Ahne
  • Edouard Kurstak

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIII
  2. Viruses of Amphibia

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. R. M. Goorha
      Pages 30-38
    3. D. B. Willis, J. P. Thompson, W. Beckman
      Pages 39-50
    4. A. M. Aubertin, L. Tondre, T. N. Tham
      Pages 51-59
    5. A. Kirn, J. L. Gendrault, A. M. Steffan, J. P. Gut, A. Bingen
      Pages 60-68
  3. Viruses of Reptilia

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 87-87
    2. K. F. Shortridge
      Pages 89-104
    3. M. Müller, N. Zangger, H. P. Jakob
      Pages 114-119
  4. Viruses of Fishes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 139-139
    2. K. Anders
      Pages 141-160
    3. R. P. Hedrick, T. Sano
      Pages 161-170
    4. T. Kimura, M. Yoshimizu
      Pages 171-183
    5. J. A. Plumb
      Pages 198-216
    6. J. R. Winton
      Pages 217-226
    7. R. P. Hedrick, J. M. Groff, T. McDowell, W. H. Wingfield
      Pages 241-249
    8. J. R. Winton, C. K. Arakawa, C. N. Lannan, J. L. Fryer
      Pages 257-269
    9. J. R. Winton, C. N. Lannan, M. Yoshimizu, T. Kimura
      Pages 270-278
    10. K. E. Christie, L. S. Havarstein
      Pages 279-283
    11. J. Krogsrud, T. Håstein, K. Rønningen
      Pages 284-291
    12. J. L. Fryer
      Pages 302-308
    13. G. N. Frerichs
      Pages 317-332
    14. J. Bernard, P. de Kinkelin
      Pages 379-387
    15. T. Kimura, M. Yoshimizu, N. Oseko, T. Nishizawa
      Pages 388-395
    16. G. N. Frerichs, S. D. Millar, M. Alexander
      Pages 396-410
    17. S. E. LaPatra, W. J. Groberg, J. S. Rohovec, J. L. Fryer
      Pages 430-441
    18. C. K. Arakawa, D. A. Hursh, C. N. Lannan, J. S. Rohovec, J. R. Winton
      Pages 442-450
  5. Immunology of Fish

About these proceedings


Attention to viral infections and pathology previously focussed on diseases of economically important fish. In recent years, however, much new information on molecular virology and oncogenicity derives from viruses occurring in amphibians. New insights into the field of zoonosis were gained by studies of lower vertebrates serving as intermediate hosts in multiple human infections. Certain viruses, e.g. the influenza virus or calicivirus, seem capable of bridging species lines and even the land - sea interface. Global developments in aquaculture are indicated in influenza pandemics. These proceedings present research findings on viruses of fish, amphibians and reptiles, including defence mechanisms, zoonoses, evolutionary considerations and diagnostic approaches.


amphibians aquaculture defence mechanisms diseases evolution fish infection infections pathology reptiles vertebrates virology virus

Editors and affiliations

  • Winfried Ahne
    • 1
  • Edouard Kurstak
    • 2
  1. 1.Institut für Zoologie und HydrobiologieUniversität MünchenMünchen 22Germany
  2. 2.Dept. Microbiology and Immunology Faculty of MedicineUniversity of MontrealMontrealCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1989
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-83729-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-83727-2
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