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Comprehensive Virology

7 Reproduction: Bacterial DNA Viruses

  • Heinz Fraenkel-Conrat
  • Robert R. Wagner

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. David T. Denhardt
    Pages 1-104
  3. Christopher K. Mathews
    Pages 179-294
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 295-300

About this book

Introduction

The time seems ripe for a critical compendium of that segment of the biological universe we call viruses. Virology, as a science, having passed only recently through its descriptive phase of naming and num­ bering, has probably reached that stage at which relatively few new~ truly new~viruses will be discovered. Triggered by the intellectual probes and techniques of molecular biology, genetics, biochemical cytology, and high-resolution microscopy and spectroscopy, the field has experienced a genuine information explosion. Few serious attempts have been made to chronicle these events. This comprehensive series, which will comprise some 6000 pages in a total of about 22 volumes, represents a commitment by a large group of active investigators to analyze, digest, and expostulate on the great mass of data relating to viruses, much of which is now amorphous and disjointed, and scattered throughout a wide literature. In this way, we hope to place the entire field in perspective, and to develop an invalu­ able reference and sourcebook for researchers and students at all levels. This series is designed as a continuum that can be entered anywhere, but which also provides a logical progression of developing facts and integrated concepts.

Keywords

genetics molecular biology virology

Editors and affiliations

  • Heinz Fraenkel-Conrat
    • 1
  • Robert R. Wagner
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Molecular Biology and Virus LaboratoryUniversity of CaliforniaBerkeleyUSA
  2. 2.Department of MicrobiologyUniversity of VirginiaCharlottesvilleUSA

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