© 2001

The Nidoviruses

Coronaviruses and Arteriviruses

  • Ehud Lavi
  • Susan R. Weiss
  • Susan T. Hingley

Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 494)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Epidemiology, evolution and genome structure

    1. Alexander E. Gorbalenya
      Pages 1-17
    2. Udeni R. Balasuriya, Jodi Hedges, N. James Maclachlan
      Pages 19-24
    3. Kyoung-Jin Yoon, Chih-Cheng Chang, Jeff Zimmerman, Karen Harmon
      Pages 25-30
    4. Michael P. Murtaugh, Shishan Yuan, Kay S. Faaberg
      Pages 31-36
    5. J. A. Cowley, C. M. Dimmock, K. M. Spann, P. J. Walker
      Pages 43-48
    6. Vladimir N. Chouljenko, Timothy P. Foster, Xiaoqing Lin, Johannes Storz, Konstantin G. Kousoulas
      Pages 49-55
    7. A. Marie-Josée Sasseville, Anne-Marie Gélinas, Nicole Sawyer, Martine Boutin, Serge Dea
      Pages 57-62
    8. Jodi Hedges, Udeni B. R. Balasuriya, Jb Topol, Dustin W. Lee, N. James Maclachlan
      Pages 69-72
    9. Dongwan Yoo, Yanlong Pei
      Pages 73-76
  3. Pathogenesis

    1. Julia D. Rempel, Michael J. Buchmeier
      Pages 77-82
    2. Evelena Ontiveros, Lili Kuo, Paul Masters, Stanley Perlman
      Pages 83-89
    3. Dennis Horter, Chih-Chen Chang, Roman Pogranichnyy, Jeff Zimmerman, Kyoung-Jin Yoon
      Pages 91-94
    4. Shigeru Kyuwa, Seiji Kawamura, Shinwa Shibata, Kenji Machii, Yoh-Ichi Tagawa, Oichiroh Iwakura et al.
      Pages 95-99
    5. Hélène Jacomy, Pierre J. Talbot
      Pages 101-107
    6. Ming Ming Chua, Joanna J. Phillips, Su-Hun Seo, Ehud Lavi, Susan R. Weiss
      Pages 121-125

About this book


In 1996 the International Committee for Taxonomy of Viruses (ICTV) recognized the name Nidovirales, as the formal name for Coronaviridae and A rteriviridae. In recognition of this change, and in response to the wishes of our colleagues we named this meeting for the first time "The International Symposium of Nidoviruses". The meeting in the wooded environment of Lake Harmony, Pennsylvania, provided a stimulating opportunity for assessing the progress made in the field since the last meeting in Segovia Spain in 1997. Over 150 scientists from academia and industry attended the meeting. The meeting hosted senior members of the Nidovirus community, some of whom have been studying the subject for over 20 years, as well as younger scientists, the next generation of Nidoviro10gists. The traditional informal format, the shared meals, the social activities and the relatively inexpensive venue made the meeting a popular adventure. In her opening remarks Susan Weiss showed pictures from previous meetings, reminding us how young we used to look. Neal Nathanson was our keynote speaker at the opening night, giving an overview on how viral pathogenesis studies helped in shaping the evolution of viral research and vaccine development. The scientific program of the meeting was divided into 9 sessions including lO keynote presentations. The meeting opened with a session on epidemiology, evolution and genome structure. Sasha Gorbalenya shared with us insights gained from comparative sequence analysis, emphasizing the unifying traits among nidovriuses, but also pointed out the remaining "black holes".


RNA development epidemiology evolution genome structure immune system immunology pathogenesis protein system vaccine virus

Editors and affiliations

  • Ehud Lavi
    • 1
  • Susan R. Weiss
    • 1
  • Susan T. Hingley
    • 2
  1. 1.University of Pennsylvania School of MedicinePhiladelphiaUSA
  2. 2.Philadelphia College of Osteopathic MedicinePhiladelphiaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title The Nidoviruses
  • Book Subtitle Coronaviruses and Arteriviruses
  • Editors Ehud Lavi
    Susan R. Weiss
    Susan T. Hingley
  • Series Title Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, New York 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-306-46634-2
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4613-5498-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4615-1325-4
  • Series ISSN 0065-2598
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVI, 728
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Microbiology
    Medical Microbiology
    Animal Anatomy / Morphology / Histology
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'The quality of the presentations is excellent. This book should be studied by every 'RNA virologist', but the intricate replication strategies and other features of these viruses are of general interest to all virologists. [..]worth the expense and is highly recommended.'
Microbiology Today, August (2002)