Lesser known large dsDNA viruses / James Van Etten, editor. - First Edition - xiii, 245 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm. - Current topics in microbiology and immunology ; 328. .

The Phycodnaviridae : The story of how tiny giants rule the world -- African swine fever virus -- Mimivirus -- Family Iridoviridae : poor viral relations no longer -- Ascoviruses: Superb Manipulators of Apoptosis for Viral Replication and Transmission -- Whispovirus -- Jumbo bacteriophages.

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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DNA viruses
Medical parasitology
Medical virology
Virus de ADN
Parasitología médica
Virología médica

616.911 / L638 2009