Fields' VirologyBook - 2001
The original work was published in 1985 as Virology ; the name was expanded with the third edition to acknowledge the original editor, Bernie Fields, now deceased. This reference comprises two hefty volumes 90 contributions addressing both the molecular aspects of viral replication and the medical features of viral infections. Coverage of the general aspects of virology has been enhanced in this edition with new chapters on principles of virology, virus entry and uncoating, replication strategies of RNA viruses and DNA viruses, virus assembly, and virus vectors. The second part, which covers specific virus families and specific viruses of medical importance has new chapters on the arteriviruses, the Bornaviridae, and Kaposi's sarcoma-associated herpes virus, as well as expansion of the retrovirus section. Contributors are affiliated with institutions all over the US; the chief editors are with Harvard Medical School. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Since 1985, Fields Virology has been the definitive reference on the molecular biology of viruses and the pathogenesis of viral diseases. Now this classic two-volume work has been thoroughly revised and updated to reflect the explosive growth of information on viruses and their clinical significance. Highlights of the Fourth Edition include new information on Kaposi, the new rhabdoviruses, and human herpesviruses, particularly human herpesvirus 8. This edition of Fields Virology also has a CD-ROM included in the back of the book.
A Brandon-Hill recommended title.