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Viruses

  • Trevor Gross
  • Jane Faull
  • Steve Ketteridge
  • Derek Springham

Abstract

The viruses form a unique group in the microbial world. What makes viruses special is that they are non-cellular entities. This means that in terms of design and function, viruses bear no similarity at all to the other microorganisms which have either prokaryotic or eukaryotic cellular organization.

Keywords

Human ImmunodefiCiency Virus Influenza Virus Tobacco Mosaic Virus Plant Virus Hepatitis Delta Virus 
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Further reading

  1. B.D. Davis, R. Dulbecco, H.N. Eisen and H.S. Ginsberg (1990) Microbiology. 4th Edition. J B Iippincott Company, Philadelphia, USA — a useful textbook with good coverage of phage and viruses infecting animals. A standard work for any serious microbiology student.Google Scholar
  2. N.J. Dimmock and S.B. Primrose (1987) Introduction to Modern Virology. 3rd Edition. Blackwell Scientific Publications, Oxford — a general virology book with emphasis on molecular aspects of the subject.Google Scholar
  3. B.M. Fields and D.M. Knipe (editors) (1991) Fundamental Virology. 2nd Edition. Raven Press, New York, USA — a detailed treatment of animal virology.Google Scholar
  4. H. Fraenkel-Conrat, P.C. Kimball and J.A. Levy (1988) Virology. 2nd Edition. Prentice-Hall International Inc., New Jersey, USA — an excellent overview of bacterial, animal and plant virology. Heinz Fraenkel-Conrat is a famous name in virology.Google Scholar
  5. C. Velia and S.W. Ketteridge (1991) Canine Parvovirus: A New Pathogen. Springer-Verlag, Berlin — a general account of the biology of this virus that infects dogs.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  6. R.E.F. Matthews (1990) Plant Virology. 3rd Edition. Academic Press, San Diego, California, USA — the definitive work on plant virology.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Trevor Gross, Jane Faull, Steve Ketteridge and Derek Springham 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • Trevor Gross
    • 1
  • Jane Faull
    • 2
  • Steve Ketteridge
    • 3
  • Derek Springham
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Biological SciencesThe Manchester Metropolitan UniversityManchesterUK
  2. 2.Department of Biology, Birkbeck CollegeUniversity of LondonLondonUK
  3. 3.Queen Mary and Westfield CollegeUniversity of LondonLondonUK

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