Every new copy of Understanding Viruses, Second Edition includes access to the Student Companion Website!
The ideal text for undergraduate students majoring in biology, microbiology, medical technology, or pre-med, the Second Edition of Understanding Viruses provides a balanced approach to this fascinating discipline, combining the molecular, clinical, and historical aspects of virology. Updated throughout to keep pace with this fast-paced field, the text provides a strong, comprehensive introduction to human viral diseases. New material on molecular virology as well as new virus families presented coupled with chapters on viral diseases of animals; the history of clinical trials, gene therapy, and xenotranplantation; prions and viroids; plant viruses; and bacteriophages add to the scope of the text. Chapters discussing specific viral diseases weave in an epidemiological and global perspective and include treatment and prevention information. Contemporary case studies, Refresher Boxes, and Virus Files engage students in the learning process. With a wealth of student and instructor support tools, Understanding Viruses is an accessible, exciting, and engaging text for your virology course.
Preview sample chapters in the Samples and Additional Resources tab below!
- New material on molecular virology as well as new virus families presented within the text.
- Includes new and updated material throughout to keep pace with this fast-paced field.
- Provides a full-color design and rich pedagogy to help students understand and retain key concepts.
- Combines molecular, clinical, and historical aspects of virology.
- Includes new information on the 2009 H1N1 influenza pandemic.
- Virus File boxes connect a virus chapter topics to research or virology techniques currently being done or utilized in the field.
- Refresher boxes assist students who may need to brush up on biological concepts introduced in introductory biology courses.
- Includes an introductory chapter on the history or medicine, clinical trials, xenotransplantation, and gene therapy.
- Contemporary case studies and questions discuss real-world scenarios and enhance student learning.
- A Student eLearning Website includes an online study guide with chapter outlines, animated flashcards, interactive glossary, crossword puzzles, research and reference links, and links to new sources.
- An Instructor's ToolKit includes PowerPoint Lecture Slides, TestBank, and PowerPoint Image Bank.
Table of Contents
- Chapter 1 Introduction to Viruses
- Chapter 2 Eukaryotic Molecular Biology and Host Cell Constraints
- Chapter 3 Virus Architecture and Nomenclature
- Chapter 4 Virus Replication Cycles
- Chapter 5 Laboratory Diagnosis of Viral Diseases and Working with Viruses in the Research Laboratory
- Chapter 6 Mechanisms of Viral Entry and Spread of Infection in the Body
- Chapter 7 Host Resistance to Viral Infections
- Chapter 8 Epidemiology
- Chapter 9 The History of Medicine, Clinical Trials, Gene Therapy, and Xenotransplantation
- Chapter 10 Viruses and Cancer
- Chapter 11 Poliovirus and Other Enteroviruses
- Chapter 12 Influenza Viruses
- Chapter 13 Rabies
- Chapter 14 Poxviruses
- Chapter 15 Herpesviruses
- Chapter 16 Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)
- Chapter 17 Hepatitis Viruses
- Chapter 18 New Viruses and Viruses That Are Reemerging
- Chapter 19 What About Prions and Viroids?
- Chapter 20 Plant Viruses
- Chapter 21 The Best for Last: Bacteriophages
About the Authors
Teri Shors received her doctoral degree from Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona. Following her doctoral degree, she served as a post-doctoral fellow under the direction of Dr. Bernard Moss in the Laboratory of Viral Diseases, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland. For the past ten years, Professor Shors has been a Professor of Microbiology at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh where she teaches introductory microbiology, virology and molecular and cellular biology. She has authored peer-reviewed research papers in virology. Her research specialty is poxviruses. She was the principal investigator or co-principal investigator for a Merck/American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and several National Science Foundation (NSF) grants, including a grant to develop and write an undergraduate virology textbook to better prepare students for the rapidly changing field of viruses and viral diseases. She is a recipient of a University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Distinguished Teaching Award, an Endowed Professorship and is a Wisconsin Teaching Scholar. She serves on the American Society for Virology's Education and Career Development Committee. Professor Shors has presented at scientific and educational conferences consistently throughout her career. She has led a number of cross-disciplinary projects at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh that have received national recognition.