The Mouse in Biomedical Research

The Mouse in Biomedical Research


2nd Edition - November 30, 2006

Write a review

  • Editors: James Fox, Stephen Barthold, Muriel Davisson, Christian Newcomer, Fred Quimby, Abigail Smith
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780123694560
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080467719

Purchase options

Purchase options
DRM-free (PDF, Mobi, EPub)
Sales tax will be calculated at check-out

Institutional Subscription

Free Global Shipping
No minimum order


Diseases, the second volume in the four volume set, The Mouse in Biomedical Research, departs from the first edition, by discussing specific disease causing microorganisms, rather than the format used in the first edition which discussed infectious diseases affecting specific organs and tissues. As such, the volume consists of 26 chapters subdivided into RNA viruses and DNA viruses, as well as bacterial, mycotic, and parasitic infections. These chapters not only provide updates on pathogenesis, epidemiology and prevention of previously recognized murine pathogens, but also include information on newly recognized disease-causing organisms: mouse parvovirus, cilia associated respiratory bacilli and Helicobacter spp. A separate category, consisting of 3 chapters, discusses zoonoses, tumor pathology of genetically engineered mice, and spontaneous diseases in commonly used mouse strains.


Researchers and graduate students studying laboratory medicine, genetics, immunology, infectious diseases and lab animals

Table of Contents

  • Viral Diseases

    DNA Viruses
    1. Mouse Cytomegalovirus and other Herpesviruses
    Geoffrey R. Shellam, Alec J. Redwood, Lee M. Smith and Shelley Gorman
    2. Mouse Adenoviruses
    Katherine R. Spindler, Martin L. Moore, Angela N. Cauthen
    3. Mousepox
    R. Mark L. Buller and Frank Fenner
    4. Parvoviruses
    Robert O. Jacoby and Lisa Ball-Goodrich
    5. Polyoma Viruses
    Thomas L. Benjamin

    RNA Viruses
    6. Mouse Hepatitis Virus
    Stephen W. Barthold and Abigail L. Smith
    7. Lymphocytic Choriomeningitis Virus
    Stephen W. Barthold and Abigail L. Smith
    8. Lactate Dehydrogenase-Elevating Virus
    Jean-Paul Coutelier and Margo A. Brinton
    9. Reoviridae
    Richard L. Ward, Monica M. McNeal, Mary B. Faron and Anthony L. Farone
    10. Retroelements in the Mouse
    Herbert C. Morse III
    11. Sendai Virus and Pneumonia Virus of Mice (PVM)
    David G. Brownstein
    12. Cardioviruses: Encephalomyocarditis Virus and Theiler's Mouse Encephalomyelitis Virus
    Howard L. Lipton, A.S. Manoj Kumar, and Shannon Hertzler

    Bacterial Diseases
    13. Chlamydial Diseases
    Robert G. Rank
    14. Clostridial Species
    Kimberly S. Waggie
    15. Enterobacteriaceae, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and Streptobacillus moniliformis
    Hilda Holcombe and David B. Schauer
    16. Aerobic Gram-positive Organisms
    Cynthia Besch-Williford and Craig L. Franklin
    17. Helicobacter Infections in Mice
    James G. Fox and Mark T. Whary
    18. Mycoplasma pulmonis, Other Mouse Mycoplasmas, and Cilia-Associated Respiratory Bacillus
    Trenton R. Schoeb
    19. Pasteurellaceae
    Werner Nicklas

    Mycotic and Parasitic Diseases
    20. Fungal Diseases in Laboratory Mice
    Virginia L. Godfrey
    21. Protozoa
    Katherine Wasson
    22. Helminth Parasites of Laboratory Mice
    Kathleen R. Pritchett
    23. Arthropods
    David G. Baker

    Miscellaneous Diseases
    24. The Tumor Pathology of Genetically Engineered Mice: A New Approach to Molecular Pathology
    Robert D. Cardiff, Robert J. Munn, and Jose J. Galvez
    25. Spontaneous Diseases in Commonly Used Mouse Strains
    Cory Brayton
    26. Zoonoses and Other Human Health Hazards
    Christian E. Newcomer and James G. Fox

Product details

  • No. of pages: 776
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2006
  • Published: November 30, 2006
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780123694560
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080467719

About the Serial Volume Editors

James Fox

Prof. Fox obtained his Master of Science degree in Medical Microbiology at Stanford University and a Doctor in Veterinary Medicine at Colorado State University, Fort Collins. Dr. Fox is an Adjunct Professor at Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine and the University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine. He is a Diplomate and a past president of the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine, past president of the Massachusetts Society of Medical Research, past chairman of AAALAC Council, and past chairman of the NCCR/NIH Comparative Medicine Study Section. He also is an elected fellow of the Infectious Disease Society of America. In 2004 Professor Fox was elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences.

Affiliations and Expertise

Division of Comparative Medicine, Department of Biological Engineering, MIT, Cambridge, MA, USA

Stephen Barthold

Affiliations and Expertise

Center for Comparative Medicine, UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, Davis CA

Muriel Davisson

Affiliations and Expertise

The Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor, Maine

Christian Newcomer

Affiliations and Expertise

Research Animal Resources and Department of Molecular and Comparative Pathobiology, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

Fred Quimby

Affiliations and Expertise

Laboratory Animal Research Center, The Rockefeller University, New York, NY

Abigail Smith

Affiliations and Expertise

School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, PA

Ratings and Reviews

Write a review

There are currently no reviews for "The Mouse in Biomedical Research"