A dictionary of virology by Brian W.J. Mahy

By Brian W.J. Mahy

Thoroughly revised and up-to-date take into consideration the recent taxonomy and grouping alterations made by way of the foreign Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses of their eighth file, The Dictionary of Virology provides an authoritative and concise record of all viruses affecting vertebrate species, from people to fish.

  • Includes the recent viruses of scientific or veterinary significance that experience emerged due to the fact 2001, akin to the hot human coronaviruses, SARS and NL63 and a brand new subtype of influenza (H1N2)
  • Includes new phrases in virology
  • Extensive cross-referencing and illustrative tables extra improve using this book

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Contains two transduced oncogenes: v-erbA and v-erbB. Expression of v-erbB, which is a homolog of the cellular epidermal growth factor receptor, is necessary and sufficient for induction of erythroblastosis. v. m. injection sarcomas are produced. Transforms fibroblasts and bone marrow cells in vitro. Non-producer cells can be obtained and the defective genome rescued by superinfection with a chicken leukosis sarcoma virus. The anemia and the occasional case of lymphatic leukemia produced are probably due to the helper virus.

Baculovirus expression vector A gene expression system which utilizes a strong promoter found in baculoviruses to obtain high-level expression of foreign genes. The baculovirus vector uses the highly expressed and regulated polyhedrin promoter modified for the insertion of foreign genes. The baculovirus used is usually Autographa californica nuclear polyhedrosis virus (NPV). One of the major advantages of this invertebrate virus expression vector over bacterial, yeast and mammalian expression systems is the abundant expression of proteins coded by the 36 baculovirus expression vector inserted gene.

Bandia virus (BDAV) A serotype of Qalyub virus in the genus Nairovirus. With Bakel, Omo and Qalyub viruses forms the Qalyub serogroup. Isolated from mice and ticks of Ornithodoros sp from the Bandia Forest, Senegal. Not reported to cause disease in humans. Bangoran virus (BGNV) An unassigned vertebrate rhabdovirus. Isolated from the mosquito, Culex perfuscus, and the Kurrichane thrush, Turdus liboyanus, in the Central African Republic. Not reported to cause disease in humans. Bangor virus A strain of Avian paramyxovirus 2.

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