By Heinz Fraenkel-Conrat, Robert R. Wagner (auth.), Heinz Fraenkel-Conrat, Robert R. Wagner (eds.)
The time turns out ripe for a serious compendium of that section of the organic universe we name viruses. Virology, as a technology, having only in the near past gone through its descriptive part of naming and num bering, has most likely reached that level at which rather few new~ really new~viruses should be chanced on. brought on by way of the highbrow probes and methods of molecular biology, genetics, biochemical cytology, and high-resolution microscopy and spectroscopy, the sphere has skilled a real details explosion. Few severe makes an attempt have to date been made to chronicle those occasions. This accomplished sequence, for you to include a few 6000 pages in a complete of approximately 22 volumes, represents a dedication via a wide crew of energetic investigators to research, digest, and expostulate at the nice mass of information in relation to viruses, a lot of that is now amorphous and disjointed and scattered all through a large literature. during this manner, we are hoping to put the total box in point of view in addition to to advance a useful reference and sourcebook for researchers and scholars in any respect degrees. This sequence is designed as a continuum that may be entered anyplace yet which additionally offers a logical development of constructing proof and built-in concepts.
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Fibroma virus of rabbits, squirrels, hares (myxoma subgroup of poxviruses ). Fishpox virus (vaccinia subgroup of poxviruses). Flanders (Hart Park) virus (rhabdovirus of birds and arthropods, not serologically related to others). 218 x 65 nm bullet-shaped particles. FLAVIVIRUS (OR FLAVO) GROUP. Preferred name for group B arboviruses, subgroup of the togaviridiae. Spherical enveloped particles of 30-55 nm diameter (200 S) containing 7-8% singlestranded RNA of 3-4 x 10 6 daltons. Glycoproteins of 65-51 x 10 3 and capsid proteins of about 16 and 9 x 10 3 daltons.
Gecko virus (possibly a member of iridovirus group). Getah virus (alphavirus). Gibbon leukosisvirus (oncornavirus). Goatpox virus (sheeppox subgroup of poxviruses). Gomphrena virus (rhabdovirus). Gonometa virus (insect enterovirus subgroup of picornaviridiae). Particles of 32 nm diameter, 180 S, and density in CsC! 35 g/m!. Contains 37% RNA and four proteins of molecular weight of 37,000-12,000. Host: Gonometa podocarpi. (Longworth et al .. ) Graffi murine leukemia virus, see murine leukemia virus.
A malignant, usually lethal frog tumor virus; contains DNA of 45% (G+C). ) Lumpy skin disease virus (cattlepox virus). Lu III (parvovirus). Similar properties to, though serologically distin- guishable from, KBSH virus. ). 200-600 nm icosahedral particles, enveloped, with long attached filaments, ether sensitive. Probably DNA containing. Causes chronic disease and tumors in many fishes. ) Lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus (prototype of arenaviruses). Variable-size particles (about 120 nm in diameter containing several 20-30 nm diameter electron-dense granules.
Comprehensive Virology: Descriptive Catalogue of Viruses by Heinz Fraenkel-Conrat, Robert R. Wagner (auth.), Heinz Fraenkel-Conrat, Robert R. Wagner (eds.)