3. Virus Morphology, Replication, and Assembly

  1. Christon J. Hurst2,3
  1. Debi P. Nayak

Published Online: 6 JUN 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781118025666.ch3

Studies in Viral Ecology: Microbial and Botanical Host Systems, Volume 1

Studies in Viral Ecology: Microbial and Botanical Host Systems, Volume 1

How to Cite

Nayak, D. P. (2011) Virus Morphology, Replication, and Assembly, in Studies in Viral Ecology: Microbial and Botanical Host Systems, Volume 1 (ed C. J. Hurst), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118025666.ch3

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Departments of Biology and Music, Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH, USA

  2. 3

    Engineering Faculty, Universidad del Valle, Ciudad Universitaria Meléndez, Santiago de Cali, Valle, Colombia

Author Information

  1. Department of Microbiology and Immunology, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, USA

  1. This is a revised version of the chapter that appeared in Viral Ecology, edited by Christon J. Hurst, published in 2000 by Academic Press.

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 6 JUN 2011
  2. Published Print: 25 JUL 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470623961

Online ISBN: 9781118025666

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Keywords:

  • virus morphology, replication and assembly - unique life forms, different from all other living organisms, three fundamental reasons;
  • organization of picornaviral (family Picornaviridae) - genome (plus-strand RNA), its translation products;
  • viral morphogenesis, obscure phase - knowledge of particles formed, defining viral infectivity

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Chemical Composition

  • Morphology

  • Viral Replication Cycle

  • Assembly and Morphogenesis of Virus Particles

  • Conclusions

  • Acknowledgments

  • Abbreviations and Definitions

  • References