Principles of Molecular Virology, Fifth Edition

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Principles of Molecular Virology, Fifth Edition, provides an introduction to modern virology. Viruses are submicroscopic, obligate intracellular parasites that are more diverse than all the bacterial, plant, and animal kingdoms combined. The book examines protein-protein, protein-nucleic acid, and protein-lipid interactions, which control the structure of virus particles; the ways in which viruses infect cells; how viruses replicate; and the effects of virus infection on host organisms.
The book begins with a history of virology, tracing the development of knowledge and research on virology. The remaining seven chapters deal with the function and formation of virus particles; the structure and complexity of virus genomes; virus replication; gene expression; virus infections; the effects of virus infection on the body and the body's response to infection; and subviral agents, such as satellites, viroids, and prions. The text concludes with three appendices that feature a glossary and abbreviations; a classification of subcellular infectious agents; and an outline of the history of virology.

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The fifth edition of the highly successful Principles of Molecular Virology takes on a molecular approach to the explanation of virology, presenting basic in a clear, concise and student-friendly manner. This fully updated undergraduate text explores and explains the fundamental aspects of virology, including structure of virus particles and genome, replication, gene expression, infection, pathogenesis and subviral agents. A website with self-assessment questions and other resources aids in student understanding.

  • Completely rewritten and updated
  • Clear and easy to understand
  • Examples covering important ideas in virology
  • All new illustrations
  • Accompanying website with interactive resources and teaching material for instructors

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The fifth edition of the highly successful Principles of Molecular Virology provides an easily accessible introduction to modern virology. Focusing on a molecular approach, this classic textbook explains virology in a clear and concise manner. The book explores and explains the fundamentals of virology, including the structure of virus particles and genomes, replication, gene expression infection, pathogenesis and subviral agents. The self-assessment questions, glossary and pronunciation guide provide excellent revision aids and are a handy reference for students, tutors and researchers. The accompanying website contains material to complement and enhance the text, including: interactive self-assessment questions and links to online resources. In addition, the Instructor's website contains electronic versions of all the diagrams in the book, and updated notes in Microsoft PowerPoint format covering all the chapters.

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  • Completely rewritten and updated
  • Clear and easy to understand
  • Examples covering important ideas in virology
  • All new illustrations
  • Accompanying website with interactive resources and teaching materials for instructors  

About the author

Dr. Alan Cann is a senior lecturer in Biological Sciences at the University of Leicester, UK. Having worked both in the UK and in the USA, and in addition to teaching undergraduate, postgraduate and medical students, he has widespread research interests in molecular virology and pathogenesis of viruses.

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