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By Marc H.V. van Regenmortel, Brian W.J. Mahy

This quantity, derived from Encyclopedia of Virology, offers an summary of the advance of virology over the past ten years.  Entries aspect the character, foundation, phylogeny and evolution of viruses. It then strikes right into a precis of our understanding of the constitution and meeting of virus debris and describes how this knowledge was bought. Genetic fabric of viruses and the several mechanisms utilized by viruses to contaminate and mirror of their host cells are highlighted. the amount is rounded out with an outline of a few significant teams of viruses with specific cognizance being given to our present wisdom in their molecular biology. the main finished single-volume resource offering an outline of virology to non-specialistsBridges the space among easy undergraduate texts and really good reviewsConcise and normal overviews of significant issues in the box can help while getting ready for lectures, writing experiences, or drafting furnish functions

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San Diego: Academic Press. 15 Li F and Ding SW (2006) Virus counterdefense: Diverse strategies for evading the RNA silencing mechanism. Annual Review of Microbiology 60: 507–531. Lindbo JA and Dougherty WG (2005) Plant pathology and RNAi: A brief history. Annual Review of Phytopathology 43: 191–204. Pavord A (1999) The Tulip. London: Bloomsbury. Van der Want JPH and Dijkstra J (2006) A history of plant virology. Archives of Virology 151: 1467–1498. History of Virology: Vertebrate Viruses F Fenner, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT, Australia ã 2008 Elsevier Ltd.

In the early 1930s, various attempts were made to isolate and purify plant viruses using methods similar to those that had just been developed for purifying enzymes. Following detailed chemical studies suggesting that the infectious agent of TMV might be a protein, Stanley announced in 1935 the isolation of this virus in an apparently crystalline state. At first Stanley considered that the virus was a globulin containing no phosphorus but in 1936 Bawden et al. described the isolation from TMV-infected plants of a liquid crystalline nucleoprotein containing nucleic acid of the pentose type.

Peebles in 1954) and rubella (by T. H. Weller and F. C. Neva in 1962). Even more dramatic was the isolation of a wide variety of new viruses, belonging to many different families. Also the different cytopathic effects produced by different viruses in monolayer cell cultures were found to be diagnostic. The next great advance, which greatly increased the accuracy of quantitative animal virology, occurred in 1952, when the plaque assay method for counting phages History of Virology: Vertebrate Viruses was adapted to animal virology by R.

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