About the Book :
This book provides the entire basic information required for the beginner of virology. All types of viruses including subviral agents, viroids and prions are dealt in an orderly manner with profuse illustrations. A comprehensive and update account of principles of virology, taxonomy, replication strategies, diagnostic techniques and management of viral diseases is the major attraction of this book. The information provided will be useful to undergraduate and post-graduate students of all disciplines of biology including agriculture, veterinary, pharmacy and medicine. It also fulfils the long-felt needs of researchers and teachers of all biological sciences. An important book must for all college and university libraries.
Part I : Principles of Virology Chapter 1. History of virology Chapter 2. Origin and evolution of viruses Chapter 3. Morphology and chemical composition Chapter 4. Isolation and cultivation Chapter 5. Purification and characterization Chapter 6. Detection and assay Chapter 7. Taxonomy Part II : Bacteriophages Chapter 8. Distribution and classification Chapter 9. Replication strategies Chapter 10. Phage-host interactions Chapter 11. Importance and applications of phages Part III : Plant Viruses Chapter 12. Nomenclature and classification Chapter 13. Replication strategies Chapter 14. Pathogenesis and symptoms Chapter 15. Transmission Chapter 16. Diagnosis of plant virus diseases. Chapter 17. Management of plant viral diseases. Part IV : Animal and Human Viruses Chapter 18. Nomenclature and classification Chapter 19. Replication strategies Chapter 20. Virus-host interactions Chapter 21. Pathogenesis Chapter 22. Diagnosis of animal virus diseases Chapter 23. Oncoviruses Chapter 24. Prevention and control of animal and human viral diseases A. Vaccines, B. Interferons C. Antiviral drugs Part V : Miscellaneous Viruses and subviral agents Chapter 25. Phycoviruses Chapter 26. Mycoviruses Chapter 27. Subviral agents Chapter 28. Viroids Chapter 29. Prions