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Viral Genomes

Molecular Structure, Diversity, Gene Expression Mechanisms and Host-Virus Interactions


Viruses are small infectious agents that can replicate only inside the living cells of susceptible organisms. The understanding of the molecular events underlying the infectious process has been of central interest to improve strategies aimed at combating viral diseases of medical, veterinary and agricultural importance. Some of the viruses cause dreadful diseases, while others are also of interest as tools for gene transduction and expression and in non-poluting insect pest management strategies. The contributions in this book provide the reader with a perspective on the wide spectrum of virus-host systems. They are organized in sections based on the major topics covered: viral genomes organization, regulation of replication and gene expression, genome diversity and evolution, virus-host interactions, including clinically relevant features. The chapters also cover a wide range of technical approaches, including high throughput methods to assess genome variation or stability. This book should appeal to all those interested in fundamental and applied aspects of virology.

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Viral GenomesMolecular Structure, Diversity, Gene Expression Mechanisms and Host-Virus InteractionsEdited by Maria Garcia

Published: February 24th 2012

DOI: 10.5772/1346

ISBN: 978-953-51-0098-0

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-4351-2

Copyright year: 2012

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35517 Total Chapter Downloads

26 Crossref Citations

52 Web of Science Citations

63 Dimensions Citations


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1. The Baculoviral Genome

By M. Leticia Ferrelli, Marcelo F. Berretta, Mariano N. Belaich, P. Daniel Ghiringhelli, Alicia Sciocco-Cap and Víctor Romanowski


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2. Nudivirus Genomics and Phylogeny

By Yongjie Wang, Olaf R.P. Bininda-Emonds, and Johannes A. Jehle


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3. Foot and Mouth Disease Virus Genome

By Consuelo Carrillo


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4. Ophioviruses: State of the Art

By Maria Laura Garcia


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5. Ribosomal Frameshift Signals in Viral Genomes

By Ewan P. Plant


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6. Cis–Acting RNA Elements of Human Immunodeficiency Virus

By Mario P.S. Chin


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7. Hepatitis B Virus X Protein: A Key Regulator of the Virus Life Cycle

By Julie Lucifora and Ulrike Protzer


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8. Application of a Microarray-Based Assay for the Study of Genetic Diversity of West Nile Virus

By Andriyan Grinev, Zhong Lu, Vladimir Chizhikov and Maria Rios


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9. Microarray Techniques for Evaluation of Genetic Stability of Live Viral Vaccines

By Majid Laassri, Elena Cherkasova, Mones S. Abu-Asab and Konstantin Chumakov


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10. Inter- and Intra-Host Evolution of Dengue Viruses and the Inference to the Pathogenesis

By Day-Yu Chao


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11. Flavivirus Neurotropism, Neuroinvasion, Neurovirulence and Neurosusceptibility: Clues to Understanding Flavivirus- and Dengue-Induced Encephalitis

By Myriam Lucia Velandia and Jaime E. Castellanos


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12. Vaccines and Antiviral Drugs for Diseases Associated with the Epstein-Barr Virus

By Limin Chen, Ning Li and Cheng Luo


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13. Identification of Aquatic Birnavirus VP3 Death Domain and Its Dynamic Interaction Profiles in Early and Middle Replication Stages in Fish Cells

By Jiann-Ruey Hong and Jen-Leih Wu


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14. Molecular Virology and Pathogenicity of Citrus tristeza virus

By Maria R. Albiach-Marti


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