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Lesser Known Large dsDNA Viruses

  • James L. Van Etten

Part of the Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology book series (CT MICROBIOLOGY, volume 328)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. W. H. Wilson, James L. Van Etten, M. J. Allen
    Pages 1-42
  3. E. R. Tulman, G. A. Delhon, B. K. Ku, D. L. Rock
    Pages 43-87
  4. J. -M. Claverie, C. Abergel, H. Ogata
    Pages 89-121
  5. V. G. Chinchar, A. Hyatt, T. Miyazaki, T. Williams
    Pages 123-170
  6. B. A. Federici, D. K. Bideshi, Y. Tan, T. Spears, Y. Bigot
    Pages 171-196
  7. J. -H. Leu, F. Yang, X. Zhang, X. Xu, G. -H. Kou, C. -F. Lo
    Pages 197-227
  8. R. W. Hendrix
    Pages 229-240
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 241-248

About this book


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.


African Swine Fever Virus Ascovirus DNA viruses Iridoviridae Jumbo Bacteriophages Mimivirus Phycodnaviridae Whispovirus apoptosis diseases protein virus

Editors and affiliations

  • James L. Van Etten
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Plant Pathology and Nebraska Center for VirologyUniversity of NebraskaLincolnUSA

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