- Clear style. Written in a simple and clear style for students with a background in cell and molecular biology.
- Full–color figures. Numerous full–color figures complement the text and illustrate virus structure, genome organization, and individual steps in virus replication.
- Extended coverage. This second edition has five new chapters: Cucumber Mosaic Virus; Viruses of Archaea; Viruses of Algae and the giant Mimivirus; Intrinsic Cellular Responses Against Virus Infection; and Innate and Adaptive Immune Responses to Virus Infection. All other chapters have been revised and updated.
- Study aids include thumbnail sketches of each virus group, informative chapter subheadings, and a comprehensive glossary with definitions of numerous terms.
- Chapter introductions give historical background and information about viral diseases.
- Text boxes throughout the book feature exciting and current developments in molecular virology or practical applications of viruses in science and medicine.
- Key Terms, Fundamental Concepts, and Review Questions at the end of each chapter help students review and organize information they have learned.
- Information on human pathogens. Includes chapters on important human pathogens including herpes viruses, hepatitis B and C viruses, human immunodeficiency virus, influenza viruses, measles virus, poliovirus, smallpox virus, West Nile virus, and others.
1. Introduction to Virology 2Nicholas H. Acheson
2. Virus Structure and Assembly 18Stephen C. Harrison
3. Virus Classification: The World of Viruses 31Nicholas H. Acheson
4. Virus Entry 45Ari Helenius
Section II: Viruses of Bacteria and Archaea
5. Single–Stranded RNA Bacteriophages 59Jan van Duin
6. Microviruses 69Bentley Fane
7. Bacteriophage T7 77William C. Summers
8. Bacteriophage Lambda 85Michael Feiss
9. Viruses of Archaea 97David Prangishvili
Section III: Positive–Strand RNA Viruses of Eukaryotes
10. Cucumber Mosaic Virus 112Ping Xu, Marilyn J. Roosinck
11. Picornaviruses 125Bert L. Semler
12. Flaviviruses 137Richard Kuhn
13. Togaviruses 148Milton Schlesinger, Sondra Schlesinger, Richard Kuhn
14. Coronaviruses 159Mark Denison, Michelle M. Becker
Section IV: Negative–Strand and Double–Stranded RNA Viruses of Eukaryotes
15. Paramyxoviruses and Rhabdoviruses 175Nicholas H. Acheson, Daniel Kolakofsky, Christopher Richardson, Laurent Roux
16. Filovirouses 188Heinz Feldman, Hans–Dieter Klenk, Nicholas H. Acheson
17. Bunyaviruses 200Richard M. Elliott
18. Influenza Viruses 225Terence S. Dermody, James D. Chappell
19. Reoviruses 225Terence S. Dermody, James D. Chappell
Section V: Small DNA Viruses of Eukaryotes
20. Parvoviruses 238Peter Beard
21. Polyomaviruses 247Nicholas H. Acheson
22. Papillomaviruses 263Greg Matlashewski, Lawrence Banks
Section VI: Larger DNA Viruses of Eukaryotes
23. Adenoviruses 274Philip Branton
24. Herpesviruses 285Bernard Roisman, Gabriella Campadelli–Fiume, Richard Longnecker
25. Baculoviruses 302Eric B. Carstens
26. Poxviruses 312Richard C. Condit
27. Viruses of Algae and Mimivirus 325Michael J. Allen, William H. Wilson
Section VII: Viruses That Use A Reverse Transcriptase
28. Retroviruses 342Alan Cochrane
29. Human Immunodeficiency VirusAlan Cochrane
30. Hepadnaviruses 365Christopher Richardson
Section VIII: Viroids and Prions
31. Viroids and Hepatitis Delta Virus 378Jean–Pierre Perreault, Martin Pelchat
32. Prions 387Dalius J. Briedis
Section IX: Host Defenses Against Virus Infection
33. Intrinsic Cellular Defenses Against Virus Infection 398Karen Mossman, Pierre Geninm, John Hiscott
34. Innate and Adaptive Immune Responses to Virus Infection 415Malcolm G. Baines, Karen Mossman
Section X: Antiviral Agents and Virus Vectors
35. Antiviral Vaccines 428Brian Ward
36. Antiviral ChemotherapyDonald M. Coen
37. Eukaryotic Virus Vectors 456
NAME INDEX 489
SUBJECT INDEX 491
Rénald Gilbert, Bernard Massie
Having each chapter that covers a specific virus written by an expert in the field then having Acheson bring the material into a common style is an excellent approach. I enjoy the slight stylistic differences that I find in the chapters, but Acheson has a direct and concise approach that makes the information throughout the text understandable for students. Chapters are short and direct. The table of contents is informative. Sections within the chapters are logically organized and headings are informative. The boxes provide interesting side topics in an extremely concise manner. Overall, I find Acheson to be an excellent text. –William Tapprich, University of Nebraska Omaha
The conceptual approach to virus biology is the greatest strength of the text. The book has the appropriate level of molecular detail and it is presented in a manner that an undergraduate can readily grasp. It is a highly readable text. –Sharon Roberts, Auburn University