Virology is the branch of microbiology that deals with viruses and viral infections. The overall goal of virus research is understand the action of various viruses and develop vaccines or techniques that are effective at preventing or treating the diseases caused by them. Viruses that affect humans range in severity from the rhinoviruses that cause the "common cold" to the human immune deficiency (HIV) virus that causes AIDS. By their very nature, viruses are highly contagious and therefore affect millions of people, plants, and animals. This field continues to have new discoveries that are important to researchers and clinicians in the field.


Virologists, microbiologsts, immunologists, molecular biologists, pathologists, biomedical researchers, and plant researchers.

Table of Contents

DNA Vaccines for Viral Infections: Basic Studies and Applications, H.L. Robinson and T.M. Pertmer. SV40 Large T Antigen Functions in DNA Replication and Transformation, D.T. Simmons. Viral and Cellular mRNA Capping: Past and Prospects, Y. Furuichi and A.J. Shatkin. Mechanism of Genome Transcription in Segmented dsRNA Viruses, J.A. Lawton, M.K. Estes, and B.V. Venkataram Prasad. Structures and Mechanisms in Flavivirus Fusion, F.X. Heinz and S.L. Allison. Avsunviroidae Family: Viroids Containing Hammerhead Ribozymes, R. Flores, J.-A. Daròs, and C. Harnández. Virus Resistance Mediated by Ribosome Inactivating Proteins, P. Wang and N.E. Turner. Groundnut Rosette Disease Virus Complex: Biology and Molecular Biology, M.E. Taliansky, D.J. Robinson, and A.F. Murant. Special Section: Virus Vectors for Gene Therapy: Guest Editor J.C. Glorioiso. Perspectives on Viral Vector Design and Applications, J.C. Glorioiso. Replication-Competent Herpes Simplex Viral Vectors for Cancer Therapy, N.S. Markovitz and B. Roizman. Herpes Simplex Virus Type 1-Based Amplicon Vector Systems, C. Fraefel, D.R. Jacoby, and X.O. Breakfield. Epstein-Barr Virus Vectors for Gene Therapy, S. Komaki and J.-M. H. Vos. Cytomegalovirus Bacterial Artificial Chromosomes: A New Herpesvirus Vector Approach, M. Messerle, G. Hahn, W. Brune, and U.H. Koszinowski. Adenovirus Vectors for Human Gene Therapy, M.M. Hitt and F.L. Graham. Adeno-Associated Virus Vector-Mediated Gene Transfer to Somatic Cells in the Central Nervous System, R.L. Klein, R.J. Mandel, and N. Muzycka. Production of Recombinant Adeno-Associated Virus, <


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