Comprehensive Virology: Vol. 16: Virus-Host Interactions: Viral Invasion, Persistence, and Disease Cover

Comprehensive Virology: Vol. 16: Virus-Host Interactions: Viral Invasion, Persistence, and Disease

ISBN/ASIN: 9781461331315,9781461331292 | 1980 | English | pdf | 372/384 pages | 13.0 Mb
Publisher: Springer US | Author: C. Howe, J. E. Coward, T. W. Fenger (auth.), Hein Fraenkael-Conrat, Robert R. Wagner (eds.) | Edition: 1

The time seems ripe for a critical compendium of that segment of the biological universe we call viruses. Virology, as a science, having passed only recently through its descriptive phase of naming and num­ bering, has probably reached that stage at which relatively few new­ truly new-viruses will be discovered. Triggered by the intellectual probes and techniques of molecular biology, genetics, biochemical cytology, and high resolution microscopy and spectroscopy, the field has experienced a genuine information explosion. Few serious attempts have been made to chronicle these events. This comprehensive series, which will comprise some 6000 pages in a total of about 18 volumes, represents a commitment by a large group of active investigators to analyze, digest, and expostulate on the great mass of data relating to viruses, much of which is now amorphous and disjointed, and scattered throughout a wide literature. In this way, we hope to place the entire field in perspective, and to develop an invalua­ ble reference and sourcebook for researchers and students at all levels. This series is designed as a continuum that can be entered anywhere, but which also provides a logical progression of developing facts and integrated concepts.

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