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.
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