Chapter 5. Viruses
Published Online: 28 JAN 2005
Copyright © 2005 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
How to Cite
Gerardi, M. H. and Zimmerman, M. C. (2004) Viruses, in Wastewater Pathogens, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/0471710431.ch5
- Published Online: 28 JAN 2005
- Published Print: 22 OCT 2004
Book Series Editors:
- Michael H. Gerardi
Series Editor Information
The Pennsylvania State University, USA
Print ISBN: 9780471206927
Online ISBN: 9780471710431
- bird flu virus
Viruses are ultramicroscopic agents. They cannot be observed with a conventional microscope. They must be observed with an electron microscope. Viruses are inert or nonliving and lack mobility. Viruses are diverse in structure. There are two basic physical components that make up all viruses. These components are genetic material (core) and a protein coat or capsid (cover).