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Main description:

Several large dsDNA-containing viruses such as poxviruses (smallpox) and herpes viruses are well known among the scientific community, as well as the general populace, because they cause human diseases. The large dsDNA insect-infecting baculoviruses are also well known in the scientific community because they are used both as biological control agents and as protein expression systems. However, there are other large dsDNA-containing viruses, including the giant 1.2 Mb mimivirus, which are less well known despite the fact that all of them play important roles in every day life. Seven of these virus families are reviewed in this book.


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(draft has been sent to editor on June 5, 2008)


Contents:

Preface.- The Phycodnaviridae. The story of how tiny giants rule the world.- Mimivirus.- Family Iridoviridae. Poor viral relations no longer.- African swine fever virus.- Ascoviruses.- Whispovirus.- Jumbo bacteriophages.- Subject index.


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ISBN-13: 9783642088148
Publisher: Springer (Springer Berlin Heidelberg)
Publication date: November, 2010
Pages: 264
Weight: 409g
Availability: POD
Subcategories: Microbiology, Veterinary Medicine
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