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100 Years of Virology : The Birth and Growth of a Discipline - Charles H. Calisher

100 Years of Virology

The Birth and Growth of a Discipline

By: Charles H. Calisher (Editor), Marian C. Horzinek (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 3rd August 1999
ISBN: 9783211833841
Number Of Pages: 224

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One hundred years ago, when Martinus W. Beijerinck in Delft and Friedrich Loeffler on Riems Island discovered a new class of infectious agents in plants and animals, a new discipline was born. This book, a compilation of papers written by well-recognized scientists, gives an impression of the early days, the pioneer period and the current state of virology. Recent developments and future perspectives of this discipline are sketched against a historic background. With contributions by A. Alcami, D. Baulcombe, F. Brown, L. W. Enquist, H. Feldmann, A. Garcia-Sastre, D. Griffiths, M. C. Horzinek, A. van Kammen, H.-D. Klenk, F. A. Murphy, T. Muster, R. O'Neill, P. Palese, C. Patience, R. Rott, H.- P. Schmiedebach, S. Schneider-Schaulies, G. L. Smith, J. A. Symons, Y. Takeuchi, V. ter Meulen, P. J. W. Venables, V. E. Volchkov, V. A. Volchkova, R. A. Weiss, W. Wittmann, H. Zheng

Beijerinck's contribution to the virus concept - an introductionp. 1
The Prussian State and microbiological research - Friedrich Loeffler and his approach to the "invisible" virusp. 9
The legacy of Friedrich Loeffler - the Institute on the Isle of Riemsp. 25
The post-Loeffler-Frosch era: contribution of German virologistsp. 43
Importance and impact of veterinary virology in Germanyp. 63
The evolution of viruses, the emergence of viral diseases: a synthesis that Martinus Beijerinck might enjoyp. 73
Life beyond eradication: veterinary viruses in basic sciencep. 87
Immune modulation by proteins secreted from cells infected by vaccinia virusp. 111
Learning from our foes: a novel vaccine concept for influenza virusp. 131
Pathogenic aspects of measles virus infectionsp. 139
The glycoproteins of Marburg and Ebola virus and their potential roles in pathogenesisp. 159
Retroviruses: ancient and modernp. 171
Foot-and-mouth disease and beyond: vaccine design, past, present and futurep. 179
Viruses and gene silencing in plantsp. 189
Viroids and the nature of viroid diseasesp. 203
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ISBN: 9783211833841
ISBN-10: 3211833846
Series: Archives of Virology. Supplementa
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 3rd August 1999
Country of Publication: AT
Dimensions (cm): 27.94 x 21.34  x 1.52
Weight (kg): 0.91

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