Fields Virology. 2 Volume Set (with CD-ROM) by Bernard N. Fields (Repost)
Publisher: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins; 4th Revised edition (1 July 2001) | ISBN: 0781718325 | Pages: 3280 | PDF | 31.72 MB
We have retained the general organization of the first three editions for the fourth edition. Part I contains chapters on general aspects of virology, and Part II contains chapters on replication and medical aspects of specific virus families and specific viruses of medical importance. In Part I, we have added new chapters on principles of virology, virus entry and uncoating, replication strategies of RNA viruses and DNA viruses, virus assembly, and virus vectors to enhance the utility of this book as well as that of Fundamental Virology as textbooks. In Part II we have added new chapters on the arteriviruses, the Bornaviridae, and Kaposi's sarcoma-associated herpes virus. We have also expanded the retrovirus section to include chapters on the nonhuman lentiviruses as well as human and primate viruses other than the lentiviruses and the lymphotropic retroviruses. The main emphasis continues to be on viruses of medical importance and interest, but other viruses are described in specific cases where more is known about their mechanisms of replication or pathogenesis. Although not formally a virus, prions are still included in this edition for historical reasons and because of the intense interest in the infectious spongiform encephalopathies.