Virology: Principles and Applications

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John Wiley & Sons, Aug 15, 2007 - Medical - 358 pages
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Virology: Principles and Applications is a clear and accessible introduction to this fast-moving field, providing a comprehensive resource enabling the reader to understand the key concepts surrounding this exciting subject. The reader is introduced to the principles of virus structure, replication and genetics, along with the theories behind the origins of viruses and how they are evolving. Taking a modern approach to the subject, the relevance of virology to everyday life is clearly emphasized and discussions of emerging viruses, cancer, vaccines, anti-viral drugs and gene vectors are included. To enhance student understanding, learning outcomes, sources of further information and ?at-a-glance? sections are integrated into in each chapter, reinforcing key concepts.

Illustrated in full color throughout, extensive use is made of clear diagrams that include standard color coding for different types of molecule, enabling students to grasp difficult concepts and deal with the level of detail in the subject.

An invaluable text for students of biology, microbiology, molecular biology and biomedical sciences taking courses in virology. The book is also a useful resource for MSc level students looking for an accessible introduction to the subject.

  • a student-friendly introduction to the fast-moving subject of virology
  • introduces the relevance of virology to the modern world including latest developments in the field
  • looks at topical viruses such as HIV and influenza virus
  • illustrated in full color throughout with diagrams labeled clearly to enhance student understanding
  • provides a comprehensive Virologists? Vocabulary
  • The companion web site www.wiley.com/go/carter provides self-assessment questions and answers, additional reference sources and links to various virology web sites
 

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Virology is a clear and accessible introduction to this fast moving field, providing a comprehensive resource enabling students to understand the key concepts surrounding this exciting subject. The authors have produced a text that stimulates and encourages the student through the extensive use of clear, colour-coded diagrams. Taking a modern approach to the subject, the relevance of virology to everyday life is clearly emphasised and discussion on emerging viruses, cancer, vaccines, anti-viral drugs gene vectors and pesticides is included. This title: Provides an introduction to the theories behind the origins of viruses and how they are evolving with discussion on emerging viruses Includes numerous diagrams with standard colour coding for different types of molecule such as DNA, messenger RNA, other virus RNA’s proteins – all diagrams are carefully developed and clearly labelled to enhance student understanding Features self-contained descriptions of the complete replication cycles of a selection of viruses Introduces the relevance of virology to the modern world including the latest developments in the field - HIV, Foot and Mouth disease, Ebola, SARS and MMR Presents summary boxes, further reading and an associated website to include the latest developments Virology is an essential textbook for all undergraduate students of biology, microbiology and biomedical sciences taking courses in virology. It is also an invaluable resource for MSc level students who have previously done little or no virology and are looking for an accessible introduction to the subjec 

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Dr John Carter and Prof Venetia Saunders, Both at School of Biomolecular Sciences, Liverpool John Moores University, UK.

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