Principles of Molecular Virology (Standard Edition), Third Edition

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9780121585334: Principles of Molecular Virology (Standard Edition), Third Edition

Principles of Molecular Virology, Third Edition provides an essential introduction to modern virology in a clear and concise manner. It is a highly enjoyable and readable text with numerous illustrations that enhance the reader's understanding of important principles. This edition has been updated and revised with new figures and text.
It also includes a CD-ROM with material that complements the text. The CD-ROM includes interactive tutorials, virtual experiments and multiple-choice questions.

Key Features
* New to 3E:
* Viruses and Apoptosis (Chapter 6)
* Bacteriophages and Human Disease (Chapter 7)
* Learning objectives for each chapter
* Pronunciation section in Glossary and abbreviations section (Appendix 1)
* Key events in the history of virology (Appendix 3)
* Addition of colour in text and figures to enhance understanding of key points
* Inclusion of CD containing interactive learning resources to complement text, e.g. tutorials, MCQ's, Virtual experiments, PPT slide set containing lecture notes; Different CD with standard and Instructor's edition
* Virology on-line section - encourages readers to access the Internet to find further information
* Also:
* Self assessment questions at the end of each chapter
* Classification of Subcellular Infectious agents
* Approx. 20% new material and completely revised throughout
* Over 120 figures

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Book Description:

"2001 Commended Title in Basic and Clinical Sciences" Award The British Medical Association

Dr. Alan Cann received the 2001 Peter Wildy Prize for Microbiology Education from the Society for General Microbiology

From the Back Cover:

Principles of Molecular Virology provides an essential introduction to modern virology. Focusing on a molecular approach, this textbook presents the principles of virology in a clear and concise manner.
The book explores and explains the fundamental aspects of virology, including structure of virus particles and genome, replication, gene expression, infection, pathogenesis and subviral agents. The self-assessment questions, glossary and abbreviations section provide excellent revision aids and serve as handy references to students, tutors and researchers alike.
An exciting new addition to the third edition is a CD-ROM containing material to complement and further enhance the text. This CD contains virtual interactive tutorials and experiments, self-assessment questions and numerical exercises, links to many useful on-line resources, along with the Appendix section of the book, including a Glossary, Abbreviations and Pronunciation Guide, Classification of Sub-Cellular Infectious Agents and a History of Virology.
This new edition of Principles of Molecular Virology, now with colour throughout, will continue to be an invaluable reference to students, teachers and researchers of virology, microbiology, molecular biology and medicine.
New to the third edition:
* Viruses and Apoptosis
* Bacteriophages and Human Disease
* Learning objectives
* Virology on-line section
* Pronunciation section in Glossary and Abbreviations section
* Key events in the history of virology
* CD-ROM containing interactive material to complement the text
Praise for Previous Editions
"An excellent virological text for students. It is recommended in many university undergraduate courses for good reason. It is written in an accessible style... well illustrated... I suspect the self-assessment questions will be usefully plundered by those setting examinations. I have no doubt there will be a third edition."
--TRENDS IN GENETICS
"Excellent... The writing flows easily with good practical examples... An attractive, up-to-date book and is an excellent buy that I can strongly recommend."
--SOCIETY FOR GENERAL MICROBIOLOGY QUARTERLY
"More suitable for an undergraduate class than any other text I have recently seen... Readable and undergraduate friendly, and it fills a definite niche."
--AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR MICROBIOLOGY NEWS
"Compact... and realistically priced... Present[s] molecular virology to an undergraduate audience in an easily digestible form."
--TRENDS IN MICROBIOLOGY
"A short, straightforward, inexpensive paperback that concentrates on the basic principles of molecular virology... Provide[s] a good starting point for non-virologists to rapidly acquire a working knowledge of the area."
--TRENDS IN BIOCHEMISTRY
"Well worth its price... the text is easy to follow and represents a fantastic blend of basic principles, corresponding techniques and applied views."
--ZEIT FUR PFLANZENKRANKHEITEN UND PFLANZENSCHUTZ
"There is a remarkable amount of detail included for so small a book. This well-written text provides a very useable introduction to virology. The information provided is current. It would be a worthwhile addition to the library of teachers of undergraduate virology."
--DODDY REVIEW

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