Encyclopedia of Virology

Encyclopedia of Virology

4th Edition - February 24, 2021

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  • Editors-in-Chief: Dennis Bamford, Mark Zuckerman
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128145166
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128145159

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Encyclopedia of Virology, Fourth Edition, Five Volume Set builds on the solid foundation laid by the previous editions, expanding its reach with new and timely topics. In five volumes, the work provides comprehensive coverage of the whole virosphere, making this a unique resource. Content explores viruses present in the environment and the pathogenic viruses of humans, animals, plants and microorganisms. Key areas and concepts concerning virus classification, structure, epidemiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis, treatment and prevention are discussed, guiding the reader through chapters that are presented at an accessible level, and include further readings for those needing more specific information. More than ever now, with the Covid19 pandemic, we are seeing the huge impact viruses have on our life and society. This encyclopedia is a must-have resource for scientists and practitioners, and a great source of information for the wider public.

Key Features

  • Offers students and researchers a one-stop shop for information on virology not easily available elsewhere
  • Fills a critical gap of information in a field that has seen significant progress in recent years
  • Authored and edited by recognized experts in the field, with a range of different expertise, thus ensuring a high-quality standard


Academic and corporate libraries serving virologists and microbiologists, with interests including basic and clinical science; university teachers and students in biological science and medicine; virology practitioners in hepatology, respiratory medicine and infectious disease. Secondary audience includes journalists and policy makers in governmental institutions

Table of Contents

  • Volume 1: The Virus as a Concept – Fundamentals of Virology

    Volume 2: Viruses as Infectious Agents: Human and Animal Viruses

    Volume 3: Viruses as Infectious Agents: Plant Viruses

    Volume 4: Viruses as Infectious Agents: Bacterial, Archaeal, Fungal, Algal, and Invertebrate Viruses

    Volume 5: Diagnosis, Treatment and Prevention of Virus Infections

Product details

  • No. of pages: 4103
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2021
  • Published: February 24, 2021
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128145166
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128145159

About the Editors in Chief

Dennis Bamford

Prof. D. Bamford has been involved for decades in molecular virology, virus purification and crystallization methods as well as in work where viral structures have been solved using EM and X-ray diffraction. His expertise in molecular virology is broad and his work well recognized in the research community. He has been awarded twice both the esteemed Academy Professorship and the Centre of Excellence funded by the Academy of Finland. He is an EMBO member and has several positions of trust in scientific and administrative organizations. He was director of EU ESFRI Instruct Centre for Virus Production (ICVIR). Bamford has published ~400 articles in international peer-reviewed journals in virology, microbiology, biochemistry and molecular biology. About half of the primary articles are published with international collaborators showing high international integration. In addition, Prof. Bamford has contributed to almost 40 scientific book chapters.

Affiliations and Expertise

Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences, University of Helsinki, Finland

Mark Zuckerman

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Infectious Diseases, King`s College London, UK

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