El mundo de los virus

Solo disponible en BuenasTareas
  • Páginas : 326 (81357 palabras )
  • Descarga(s) : 0
  • Publicado : 24 de agosto de 2012
Leer documento completo
Vista previa del texto
292
Current Topics
in Microbiology
and Immunology

Editors
R.W. Compans, Atlanta/Georgia
M.D. Cooper, Birmingham/Alabama
T. Honjo, Kyoto · H. Koprowski, Philadelphia/Pennsylvania
F. Melchers, Basel · M.B.A. Oldstone, La Jolla/California
S. Olsnes, Oslo · M. Potter, Bethesda/Maryland
P.K. Vogt, La Jolla/California · H. Wagner, Munich

Z.F. Fu (Ed.)

The World
of RhabdovirusesWith 27 Figures and 7 Tables

123

Professor Dr. Zhen F. Fu, DVM, PhD
Department of Pathology
College of Veterinary Medicine
University of Georgia
Athens, GA 30602
USA
e-mail: zhenfu@vet.uga.edu

Cover figure by Zhen F. Fu

Library of Congress Catalog Number 72-152360
ISBN-10 3-540-24011-X Springer Berlin Heidelberg New York
ISBN-13 978-3-540-24011-2 Springer Berlin Heidelberg NewYork
This work is subject to copyright. All rights reserved, whether the whole or part of the material
is concerned, specifically the rights of translation, reprinting, reuse of illustrations, recitation,
broadcasting, reproduction on microfilm or in any other way, and storage in data banks. Duplication of this publication or parts thereof is permitted only under the provisions of the GermanCopyright Law of September, 9, 1965, in its current version, and permission for use must always be obtained from Springer-Verlag. Violations are liable for prosecution under the German
Copyright Law.
Springer is a part of Springer Science+Business Media
springeronline.com
© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2005
Printed in The Netherlands
The use of general descriptive names, registered names,trademarks, etc. in this publication does
not imply, even in the absence of a specific statement, that such names are exempt from the
relevant protective laws and regulations and therefore free for general use.
Product liability: The publisher cannot guarantee the accuracy of any information about dosage
and application contained in this book. In every individual case the user must check suchinformation by consulting the relevant literature.
Editor: Dr. Paul Roos, Heidelberg
Desk editor: Anne Clauss, Heidelberg
Production editor: Nadja Kroke, Leipzig
Cover design: design & production GmbH, Heidelberg
Typesetting: LE-TEX Jelonek, Schmidt & Vöckler GbR, Leipzig
Printed on acid-free paper SPIN 11001713 21/3150/YL – 5 4 3 2 1 0

Preface

Rhabdoviruses have a very wide host rangeand have been isolated from
plants, insects, and almost from all vertebrates including fish and primates.
The Rhabdoviridae family consists of six genera which have all been associated with diseases, either in animals or plants. While rhabdoviruses that
are the etiological agents of human diseases can cause serious public health
problems, other members of this family that infect domesticlivestock and
agricultural plants can also cause enormous economic loss. Despite the significance of rhabdoviruses for public health and agriculture, the last book
exclusively devoted to these viruses was published in 1987. The first classification of rhabdoviruses was based on the distinct bullet-shaped morphology
that is characteristic of members of this family. However, using modern gene
technology,which allows the complete analysis of entire viral genomes, it
was recently found that different rhabdoviruses exhibit not only morphological similarities but are also genetically related. In this respect, the development of reverse genetics technology and its use for studying the regulation
of viral transcription and replication, deciphering the pathogenic mechanisms, and developing vaccinesand gene therapy vectors probably resulted
in the most significant progress in rhabdovirus research during the past
15 years.
This volume is intended to review the unique and common features of
rhabdoviruses, particularly their morphological, molecular, and pathogenic
characteristics, and their phylogenetic relationships.
The chapter by Fu reviews the common characteristics of rhabdoviruses,...
tracking img