Edition 1 From Understanding to Investigation
By Susan Payne

Publication Date: 15 Aug 2017

Viruses: From Understanding to Investigation provides students with a map for lifetime learning by presenting the definition and unique characteristics of viruses, including major topics, such as the virus lifecycle, structure, taxonomy, evolution, history, host-virus interactions and methods to study viruses. In addition, the book assesses the connections between, and among, the aforementioned topics, providing an integrated approach and in-depth understanding of how viruses work.

Key Features

  • Employs a comparative strategy to emphasize unique structural and molecular characteristics that inform transmission, disease processes, vaccine strategies and host responses
  • Presents a review of host cell and molecular biology and the immune system
  • Features topical areas of research, including genomics in virus discovery, the virome, and beneficial interactions between viruses and their hosts
  • Includes text boxes throughout with experimental approaches used by virologists
  • Covers learning objectives for each chapter, methods and advances, question sets, quizzes and a glossary
About the author
By Susan Payne, Associate Professor, Department of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Texas A&M University, USA
Book details
ISBN: 9780128031094
Page Count: 352
Retail Price : £97.99
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