Simian Virology is the first text to comprehensively cover all currently known
simian viruses. Chapters provide an overview of nonhuman primate models of medically
important viral diseases as well as natural infections of nonhuman primates
with human and animal viruses. The text covers a variety of topics including
primate models of medically important viral diseases such as AIDS, hypotheses
on the origins of epidemic forms of HIV, and viral diseases caused by non-simian
viruses in both wild and captive primates.
Table of Contents
Part I: Introduction to Primatology and Virology.
1 Classification of Nonhuman Primates.
2 Principles of Virology.
Part II: Simian Viruses and Nonhuman Primate Models of Viral Infections.
Introduction to Part II.
Section 1: RNA Viruses.
1 Simian Retroviruses.
2 Introduction to Retroviruses.
3 Lentiviruses in Their Natural Hosts.
4 Lentivirus AIDS Models.
5 Origins of Epidemic Forms HIV-1 and HIV-2.
Section 1.2: Other Simian RNA Viruses.
Section 2: DNA Viruses.
Section 2.1: Simian Herpesviruses.
Introduction to Herpesviruses.
Section 2.2: Other Simian DNA Viruses.
Section 3: Miscellaneous RNA and DNA Viruses.
22 Miscellaneous Viruses.
Section 4: Experimental and Natural Infection of Nonhuman Primates with Nonsimian
23 Experimental Infection of Nonhuman Primates with Viruses of Medical Importance.
24 Natural Infection of Nonhuman Primates with Nonsimian Viruses.
Alexander F. Voevodin, MD, PhD, DSc, FRCPath is Professor
of Virology, President, Vir&Gen, Toronto, Canada.
Preston A. Marx, Jr., PhD is Professor of Tropical Medicine, Tulane National Primate Research Center, Covington, Louisiana.