Comprehensive Virology

Newly Characterized Vertebrate Viruses

  • Heinz Fraenkel-Conrat
  • Robert R. Wagner

Part of the Comprehensive Virology book series (CV, volume 14)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. David H. L. Bishop, Robert E. Shope
    Pages 1-156
  3. William E. Rawls, Wai-Choi Leung
    Pages 157-192
  4. James A. Robb, Clifford W. Bond
    Pages 193-247
  5. Frederick L. Schaffer
    Pages 249-284
  6. D. W. Verwoerd, H. Huismans, B. J. Erasmus
    Pages 285-345
  7. Rakesh Goorha, Allan Granoff
    Pages 347-399
  8. Philip E. McAllister
    Pages 401-470
  9. William S. Robinson
    Pages 471-526
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 527-544

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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