Subviral Pathogens of Plants and Animals: Viroids and Prions

Subviral Pathogens of Plants and Animals: Viroids and Prions

1st Edition - January 1, 1985

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  • Editor: Karl Maramorosch
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323145947

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Subviral Pathogens of Plants and Animals: Viroids and Prions is organized into four parts consisting of a total of 20 chapters that discuss the nature of subviral pathogens of plants and animal. This book first elucidates the recognition of subviral pathogens, and then explores the host range of viroids and its diseases. It also addresses the control of viroid diseases. The book explains the structure and replication of viroids. Lastly, it centers on the structure and biology of prions, as well as the diseases these pathogens cause. This treatise will be of considerable scientific interest and importance to those in the field of human and veterinary medicine, virology, zoology, microbiology, plant pathology, entomology, as well as other branches of biology.

Table of Contents

  • Contributors


    Part I Subviral Pathogens

    1. The Recognition of Subviral Pathogens

    Part II Viroid Diseases

    2. The Host Range of Viroids

    3. Coconut Cadang-Cadang Viroid

    4. Viroid Etiology of Tinangaja and Its Relationship with Cadang-Cadang Disease of Coconut

    5. Hop Stunt Viroid and Hop Viroid Disease

    6. Viroids and Viroid Diseases in China

    7. Elimination of Potato Spindle Tuber Viroid from Potato by Cold Treatment and Meristem Culture

    8. Control of Viroid Diseases

    Part III Viroid Structure and Replication

    9. Viroids: Their Structure and Possible Origin

    10. Viroids and snRNAs

    11. In Vivo Intermediates and the Rolling Circle Mechanism in Viroid Replication

    12. On the Mechanism of Replication of Viroids, Virusoids, and Satellite RNAs

    13. Viroid-like RNAs Incorporated in Conventional Virus Capsids

    14. PM-Antigen: A Disease-Associated Host Protein in Viroid-Infected Tomato

    15. Construction of Infectious Potato Spindle Tuber Viroid cDNA Clones: Implication for Investigations of Viroid Structure-Function Relationships

    Part IV Subviral Pathogens of Animals

    16. Prions — Structure, Biology, and Diseases

    17. The Enigma of DNA in the Etiology of Scrapie

    18. Biological Properties of Scrapie: An Unconventional Slow Virus

    19. Viral Etiology of Multiple Sclerosis: A Critique of the Evidence

    20. Subacute Spongiform Encephalopathies Caused by Unconventional Viruses


Product details

  • No. of pages: 564
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1985
  • Published: January 1, 1985
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323145947

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Karl Maramorosch

Professor Karl Maramorosch works at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, USA.

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Professor, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, USA

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