Viruses and Human Disease

2nd Edition

Authors: Ellen Strauss James Strauss
Hardcover ISBN: 9780123737410
eBook ISBN: 9780080553160
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 17th September 2007
Page Count: 480
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Description

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.

Key Features

  • Includes over 30% new material - virtually all of the figures and tables have been redrawn to include the latest information and the text has been extensively rewritten to include the most up-to-date information
    Includes a new chapter on emerging and reemerging viral diseases such as avian flu, SARS, the spread of West Nile virus across America, and the continuing spread of Nipah virus in Southeast Asia.
    Further reading sections at the end of each chapter make it easy find key references
    World maps depicting the current distribution of existing and newly emerging viruses are also incorporated into the text
    A companion website features illustrations for use in class notes and presentations.

Readership

Students and professionals in virology, molecular biology, and microbiology

Table of Contents

  • Preface to the Second Edition
  • CHAPTER 1. Overview of Viruses and Virus Infection

    • INTRODUCTION
    • CLASSIFICATION OF VIRUSES
    • AN OVERVIEW OF THE REPLICATION CYCLE OF VIRUSES
    • EFFECTS OF VIRUS INFECTION ON THE HOST CELL
    • EPIDEMIOLOGY: THE SPREAD OF VIRUSES FROM PERSON TO PERSON
    • FURTHER READING
  • CHAPTER 2. The Structure of Viruses

    • INTRODUCTION
    • HELICAL SYMMETRY
    • ICOSAHEDRAL SYMMETRY
    • NONENVELOPED VIRUSES WITH MORE COMPLICATED STRUCTURAL FEATURES
    • ENVELOPED VIRUSES
    • ASSEMBLY OF VIRIONS
    • STABILITY OF VIRIONS
    • FURTHER READING
  • CHAPTER 3. Plus-Strand RNA Viruses

    • INTRODUCTION
    • FAMILY PICORNAVIRIDAE
    • FAMILY CALICIVIRIDAE
    • FAMILY HEPEVIRIDAE
    • FAMILY ASTROVIRIDAE
    • FAMILY TOGAVIRIDAE
    • FAMILY FLAVIVIRIDAE
    • FAMILY CORONAVIRIDAE
    • FAMILY ARTERIVIRIDAE
    • FAMILY RONIVIRIDAE
    • THE PLUS-STRAND RNA VIRUSES OF PLANTS
    • ORIGIN AND EVOLUTION OF PLUS-STRAND RNA VIRUSES
    • FURTHER READING
  • CHAPTER 4. Minus-Strand RNA Viruses

    • INTRODUCTION
    • OVERVIEW OF THE MINUS-STRAND RNA VIRUSES
    • FAMILY RHABDOVIRIDAE
    • FAMILY PARAMYXOVIRIDAE
    • FAMILY FILOVIRIDAE
    • FAMILY BORNAVIRIDAE
    • FAMILY ORTHOMYXOVIRIDAE
    • FAMILY BUNYAVIRIDAE
    • FAMILY ARENAVIRIDAE
    • EVOLUTION OF MINUS-STRAND RNA VIRUSES
    • FURTHER READING
  • CHAPTER 5. Viruses That Contain Double-Stranded RNA: Family Reoviridae

    • INTRODUCTION
    • OVERVIEW OF THE FAMILY REOVIRIDAE
    • FURTHER READING
  • CHAPTER 6. Viruses Whose Life Cycle Uses Reverse Transcriptase

    • INTRODUCTIO

Details

No. of pages:
480
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Academic Press 2008
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
Hardcover ISBN:
9780123737410
eBook ISBN:
9780080553160

About the Author

Ellen Strauss

Affiliations and Expertise

California Institute of Technology, U.S.A.

James Strauss

Affiliations and Expertise

California Institute of Technology, U.S.A.

Reviews

PRAISE FOR THE PREVIOUS EDITION: "...exceptionally easy to read and full of 'need-to know' material appropriate for students. ...well organized and thoughtfully prepared." —DOODY'S