Comprehensive Virology

Vol. 16: Virus-Host Interactions: Viral Invasion, Persistence, and Disease

  • Hein Fraenkael-Conrat
  • Robert R. Wagner

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. C. Howe, J. E. Coward, T. W. Fenger
    Pages 1-71
  3. Julius S. Youngner, Olivia T. Preble
    Pages 73-135
  4. John J. Holland, S. Ian T. Kennedy, Bert L. Semler, Charlotte L. Jones, Laurent Roux, Elizabeth A. Grabau
    Pages 137-192
  5. David D. Porter, H. J. Cho
    Pages 233-256
  6. Jerry S. Wolinsky, Richard T. Johnson
    Pages 257-296
  7. R. E. F. Matthews
    Pages 297-359
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 361-372

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 passed only recently 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 been made to chronicle these events. This comprehensive series, which will comprise some 6000 pages in a total of about 18 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, and to develop an invalua­ ble 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

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

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