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Molecular Virology

Molecular and Medical Aspects of Disease-Causing Viruses of Man and Animals

  • Yechiel Becker
  • Editors
  • Julia Hadar

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Molecular Aspects of Animal Viruses

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Yechiel Becker, Julia Hadar
      Pages 3-15
    3. Yechiel Becker, Julia Hadar
      Pages 16-21
    4. Yechiel Becker, Julia Hadar
      Pages 32-34
  3. Virus Families

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 35-35
    2. Double-Stranded DNA Viruses

      1. Yechiel Becker, Julia Hadar
        Pages 39-53
      2. Yechiel Becker, Julia Hadar
        Pages 54-58
      3. Yechiel Becker, Julia Hadar
        Pages 59-87
      4. Yechiel Becker, Julia Hadar
        Pages 88-102
      5. Yechiel Becker, Julia Hadar
        Pages 103-121
      6. Yechiel Becker, Julia Hadar
        Pages 122-128
    3. Single-Stranded DNA Viruses

      1. Yechiel Becker, Julia Hadar
        Pages 131-135
    4. RNA Minus Viruses

    5. Viruses with single-stranded RNA plus genomes

    6. Unclassified viruses

      1. Yechiel Becker, Julia Hadar
        Pages 253-254
      2. Yechiel Becker, Julia Hadar
        Pages 255-258
  4. Medical and Biological Considerations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 259-259
    2. Yechiel Becker, Julia Hadar
      Pages 261-272
    3. Yechiel Becker, Julia Hadar
      Pages 273-276
    4. Yechiel Becker, Julia Hadar
      Pages 277-305
    5. Yechiel Becker, Julia Hadar
      Pages 306-312
    6. Yechiel Becker, Julia Hadar
      Pages 313-316
    7. Yechiel Becker, Julia Hadar
      Pages 317-320
  5. Summary

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 321-321
    2. Yechiel Becker, Julia Hadar
      Pages 323-332
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 333-344

About this book

Introduction

This book was written during a period when the technologies of genetic engineering were being applied to the study of animal viruses and when the organization and function of individual virus genes were being elucidated. This book, which uses human and animal viruses as models, aims to under­ stand the developments in molecular virology during the last 20 years. Al­ though molecular virology could also be taught by means of bacteriophages or plant viruses, the advantage of using animal viruses is in their ability to cause human and animal diseases as well as to transform cells, a primary problem in medicine. For the sake of clarity and convenience, not all the individual contributors to the various aspects of molecular virology were cited in the text. Instead, the reader is referred to review articles or key papers that list the numerous excel­ lent publications that have contributed to clarification of the various molecular processes. Thus the end-of-chapter bibliographies will guide the reader to the publications in which the original contributing authors are quoted. References given under the heading Recommended Reading are intended to assist those interested in pursuing a given subject further. I hope that this book will fulfill the purpose for which it is designed, and I urge readers to contact me if errors are found or updating is required.

Keywords

hepatitis hepatitis B infection retroviruses virology virus

Authors and affiliations

  • Yechiel Becker
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Molecular Virology Institute of Microbiology, Faculty of MedicineHebrew University of JerusalemIsrael

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