Comprehensive Virology Volume 13: Structure and Assembly

Primary, Secondary, Tertiary, and Quaternary Structures

  • Heinz Fraenkel-Conrat
  • Robert R. Wagner

Part of the Comprehensive Virology book series (CV)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Stephen Oroszlan, Raymond V. Gilden
    Pages 1-35
  3. H. Fraenkel-Conrat
    Pages 37-67
  4. Gillian M. Air
    Pages 205-292
  5. Richard W. Compans, Hans-Dieter Klenk
    Pages 293-407
  6. Harold S. Ginsberg
    Pages 409-457
  7. Cephas T. Patch, Arthur S. Levine, Andrew M. Lewis Jr.
    Pages 459-542
  8. Frederick A. Eiserling
    Pages 543-580
  9. William B. Wood, Jonathan King
    Pages 581-633
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 635-652

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, bio­ chemical cytology, and high resolution microscopy and spec­ troscopy, 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

  • 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

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