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A Short History of Research on Viruses

Virology

General Characteristics of Viruses

  1. Leslie Collier MD DSc FRCP FRCPath Professor Emeritus of Virology, Formerly Director1,2

Published Online: 15 MAR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470688618.taw0207

Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections

Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections

How to Cite

Collier, L. 2010. A Short History of Research on Viruses. Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections. .

Author Information

  1. 1

    The London Hospital and Medical College, London

  2. 2

    The Lister Institute of Preventive Medicine, Vaccines and Sera Laboratories, Elstree, Hertfordshire, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 MAR 2010

Abstract

  • 1
    Introduction
  • 2
    The Foundations
  • 3
    Propagation of Viruses in the Laboratory
  • 4
    The Properties of Viruses
  • 5
    Classification of Viruses
  • 6
    Immunization and Antiviral Therapy
  • 7
    Conclusion

Keywords:

  • research on viruses;
  • discovery of viruses;
  • propagation in tissue culture;
  • oncogenic viruses;
  • average pore diameter (APD);
  • centrifugation;
  • tobacco mosaic virus (TMV);
  • new variant CJD (nvCJD) syndrome;
  • antiviral therapy