Jane Flint, Vincent R. Racaniello, Glenn F. Rall, Theodora Hatziioannou, Anna Marie Skalka
A presentation of virology at the interface of modern cell biology and immunology, Principles of Virology is an extremely valuable and highly informative look at the field of virology. It is the leading virology textbook currently in use. This text takes a particularly logical approach by emphasizing the commonalities that exist among viruses in terms of their underlying principles and processes. Students are able to understand viral reproduction and pathogenesis by utilizing a set of representative viruses to illustrate the breadth of viral complexity. They are also equipped with the necessary tools for future encounters with new or understudied viruses as a result of this understanding. This fifth edition was revised in order to bring it up to date with the rapidly developing field of virology. In addition to the well-known full-color illustrations, video interviews with prominent scientists, movies, and links to exciting blogposts on relevant topics, this edition includes study questions and active learning puzzles in each chapter. It also includes brief descriptions regarding the most important takeaways from references of special interest. The focus of Volume I: Molecular Biology is on the molecular processes that are involved in viral reproduction, beginning with entry and continuing through release. The topic of discussion in Volume II: Pathogenesis and Control is the interaction that occurs between viruses and the organisms that serve as their hosts, both on a microscopic and a macroscopic scale. This volume includes chapters on public health, the immune response, vaccines and other antiviral strategies, viral evolution, and a brand new chapter on the therapeutic applications of viruses. These two volumes may either be utilized individually for two distinct courses or jointly for one comprehensive education experience. Each one comes with its own specialized glossary, appendix, and links to various online resources. The fifth edition of Principles of Virology is an excellent resource for teaching the strategies that are utilized by all viruses in order to reproduce, spread inside of a host, and be maintained within populations. This renowned textbook is even more suitable for undergraduate and graduate courses in virology, microbiology, and infectious diseases as a result of carefully reflecting the results of extensive vetting as well as feedback received from course instructors and students.