Desk Encyclopedia of Microbiology

Desk Encyclopedia of Microbiology

Author: Moselio Schaechter

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 008047246X

Category: Science

Page: 1152

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The Desk Encyclopedia of Microbiology aims to provide an affordable and ready access to a large variety of microbiological topics within one set of covers. This handy desk-top reference brings together an outstanding collection of work by the top scientists in the field. Covering topics ranging from the basic science of microbiology to the current "hot" topics in the field. * Provides a broad, easily accessible perspective on a wide range of microbiological topics * A synthesis of the broadest topics from the comprehensive and multi-volumed Encyclopedia of Microbiology, Second Edition * Helpful resource in preparing for lectures, writing reports, or drafting grant applications

Desk Encyclopedia of Human and Medical Virology

Desk Encyclopedia of Human and Medical Virology

Author: Brian W.J. Mahy

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0123785596

Category: Medical

Page: 670

View: 809

This volume contains 82 chapters that provide detail and understanding to the fields of human and medical virology. The first section describes general features of common human viruses with specialized chapters related to HIV/AIDS. The volume goes on to describe exotic virus infections, including one now eradicated virus (smallpox) and some now controlled by vaccination such as yellow fever. Concepts of medical virology are further developed with entries on viruses associated with oncogenesis and selections of interest to medical virology. The most comprehensive single-volume source providing an overview of virology issues related to human and medical applications Bridges the gap between basic undergraduate texts and specialized reviews Concise and general overviews of important topics within the field will help in preparation of lectures, writing reports, or drafting grant applications

Desk Encyclopedia of Plant and Fungal Virology

Desk Encyclopedia of Plant and Fungal Virology

Author: Marc H.V. van Regenmortel

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 012378560X

Category: Science

Page: 632

View: 566

This volume consists of 85 chapters that highlight recent advances in our knowledge of the viruses that infect plants and fungi. It begins with general topics in plant virology including movement of viruses in plants, the transmission of plant viruses by vectors, and the development of virus-resistant transgenic plants. The second section presents an overview of the properties of a selection of 20 well-studied plant viruses, 23 plant virus genera and a few larger groups of plant viruses. The third section, which is abundantly illustrated, highlights the most economically important virus diseases of cereals, legumes, vegetable crops, fruit trees and ornamentals. The last section describes the major groups of viruses that infect fungi. The most comprehensive single-volume source providing an overview of virology issues related to plant and fungi Bridges the gap between basic undergraduate texts and specialized reviews Concise and general overviews of important topics within the field will help in preparation of lectures, writing reports, or drafting grant applications

Desk Encyclopedia of General Virology

Desk Encyclopedia of General Virology

Author: Marc H.V. van Regenmortel

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0123751624

Category: Science

Page: 672

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This volume, derived from Encyclopedia of Virology, provides an overview of the development of virology during the last ten years. Entries detail the nature, origin, phylogeny and evolution of viruses. It then moves into a summary of our understanding of the structure and assembly of virus particles and describes how this knowledge was obtained. Genetic material of viruses and the different mechanisms used by viruses to infect and replicate in their host cells are highlighted. The volume is rounded out with an overview of some major groups of viruses with particular attention being given to our current knowledge of their molecular biology. The most comprehensive single-volume source providing an overview of virology to non-specialists Bridges the gap between basic undergraduate texts and specialized reviews Concise and general overviews of important topics within the field will help when preparing for lectures, writing reports, or drafting grant applications

Desk Encyclopedia Animal and Bacterial Virology

Desk Encyclopedia Animal and Bacterial Virology

Author: Brian W.J. Mahy

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0123751454

Category: Medical

Page: 646

View: 878

This volume contains 81 chapters that relate to veterinary and bacterial virology. The first section describes general features of farm and other animals of agricultural importance. The following three sections detail other animal viruses, avian viruses, and viruses affecting aquatic species such as fish and crustaceans. The Section five deals with viruses which infect bacteria. The most comprehensive single-volume source providing an overview of virology issues related to animal and bateria Bridges the gap between basic undergraduate texts and specialized reviews Concise and general overviews of important topics within the field will help in preparation of lectures, writing reports, or drafting grant applications