Basic virology by Edward K. Wagner, Martinez J. Hewlett, David C. Bloom, David

By Edward K. Wagner, Martinez J. Hewlett, David C. Bloom, David Camerini

Excellent for the coed looking an outstanding figuring out of the elemental ideas during this quickly constructing box, this best-selling textual content bargains a finished advent to the basics of virology. that includes an greater paintings software now in full-color, the hot variation has been up to date all through.

  • New variation comprises extra analyzing feedback, extended assessment questions, bankruptcy outlines and full-colour artwork
  • Contains new chapters facing viruses and melanoma, new release and use of recombinant viruses and virus-like debris, viral evolution, community biology and viruses, and animal versions and transgenics, in addition to a bankruptcy dedicated to HIV and AIDS
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Marcus, University of Connecticut; G. F. Rohrmann, Oregon State University; Mark Stinski, University of Iowa; and Suresh Subramani, University of California, San Diego. html[12/17/2009 22:31:35] page_1 next page > page_2 < previous page page_2 next page > Page 2 Chapter 1 IntroductionThe Impact of Viruses on Our View of Life The Effect of Virus Infections on the Host Organism and PopulationsVirus Pathogenesis, Virulence, and Epidemiology The Interaction between Viruses and Their Hosts The History of Virology Examples of the Impact of Viral Disease on Human History Examples of the Evolutionary Impact of the Virus-Host Interaction The Origin of Viruses Viruses Have a Constructive As Well As Destructive Impact on Society Viruses Are Not the Smallest Self-Replicating Pathogens Questions for Chapter 1 The study of viruses has historically provided and continues to provide the basis for much of our most fundamental understanding of modern biology, genetics, and medicine.

Wagner carried out the very difficult task of copyediting the manuscript. A number of people at Blackwell Science represented by Senior Acquisitions Editor N. Hill-Whilton demonstrated a commitment to a quality product. We especially thank J. Connor and I. Herlihy who made great efforts to maintain effective communications and to expedite many of the very tedious aspects of this project. Blackwell Science directly contacted a number of virologists who also read and suggested useful modifications to this manuscript: David C.

The result is that in Western Europe and North America, AIDS has been a double-edged sword threatening two disparate urban populations: the relatively affluent homosexual community and the impoverished, often heterosexual world of drug abusersboth highly concentrated urban populations. In the latter population, the use of commercial sex as a way of obtaining money resulted in further spread to other heterosexual communities, especially those of young, single men and women. An additional factor is that the relatively solid medical and financial resources of a large subset of the "economic first world" resulted in wide use of whole blood transfusion, and more significantly, pooled blood fractions for therapeutic use.

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