Structure of Small DNA-Containing Animal Viruses

  • John T. Finch
  • Lionel V. Crawford
Part of the Comprehensive Virology book series (CV, volume 5)


One group of small DNA-containing animal parvoviruses has already been dealt with in a recent chapter (Rose, this series, Volume 4). The two groups of viruses which come next in size, the polyoma viruses and papilloma viruses, have attracted a great deal of attention especially in recent years. The properties and suggested nomenclature for viruses in these groups are covered in a recent publication (Melnick et al., 1974). In this chapter we will review the present state of knowledge regarding the chemical and physical make-up of these viruses.


Human Papilloma Virus Virus Particle Simian Virus Major Capsid Protein Narrow Tube 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • John T. Finch
    • 1
  • Lionel V. Crawford
    • 2
  1. 1.MRC Laboratory of Molecular BiologyCambridgeUK
  2. 2.Imperial Cancer Research Fund LaboratoriesLondonUK

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