Viruses and Human Disease

Viruses and Human Disease

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Completely revised and updated, the new edition of this groundbreaking text integrates basic virology with pathophysiological conditions to examine the connection between virology and human disease. Most virology textbooks focus on the molecular biology involved without adequate reference to physiology. This text focuses on viruses that infect humans, domestic animals and vertebrates and is based on extensive course notes from James Strauss' virology class at the California Institute of Technology taught for over 30 years. Expertly depicting in color the molecular structure and replication of each virus, it provides an excellent overview for students and professionals interested in viruses as agents of human disease.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 480 pages
  • 220.98 x 279.4 x 27.94mm | 1,451.49g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • 2nd edition
  • Approx. 260 illustrations (250 in full color)
  • 0123737419
  • 9780123737410
  • 1,257,030

Table of contents

CHAPTER 1. Overview of Viruses and Virus Infection

CHAPTER 2. The Structure of Viruses

CHAPTER 3. Plus-Strand RNA Viruses

CHAPTER 4. Minus-Strand RNA Viruses

CHAPTER 5. Viruses That Contain Double-Stranded RNA: Family Reoviridae

CHAPTER 6. Viruses Whose Life Cycle Uses Reverse Transcriptase

CHAPTER 7. DNA-Containing Viruses

CHAPTER 8. Emerging and Reemerging Viral Diseases

CHAPTER 9. Subviral Agents

CHAPTER 10. Host Defenses against Viral Infection and Viral Counterdefenses

CHAPTER 11. Gene Therapy
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"..exceptionally easy to read and full of 'need-to know' material appropriate for students. ...well organized and thoughtfully prepared."
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