Fundamentals of Virology
This textbook on General Virology covers in concise terminology and descriptions, the basic concepts and principles of virology. This book also covers important topics in medical virology in a concise fashion. The concepts of viral replication, viral cultivation and viral detection are also succinctly highlighted.
Virology is an important aspect of microbiology that is fundamental to understanding the mechanisms of pathogenic viruses in disease cause and spread. This necessitates the need to create a book that covers the elementary principles of viruses and other aspects of virology. Fundamentals of Virology has been developed from lectures and seminars given to both graduate and undergraduate students in virology. The general principles of Fundamentals of Virology are accompanied by guided reading of informative literatures and textbooks in the field of virology as well as lessons from personal experience inside- and outside- of classroom. This book should be useful for pedagogy in virology, as well as for faculties organizing lessons for students. Students, who wish to learn on their own, as well as scholars and researchers in the area of virology should also, find the book interesting. Fundamentals of Virology is one of its kinds. This textbook on General Virology covers in concise terminology and descriptions, the basic concepts and principles of virology. This book also covers important topics in medical virology in a concise fashion. The concepts of viral replication, viral cultivation and viral detection are also succinctly highlighted. Types of DNA viruses and RNA viruses are also distinctively highlighted in this textbook using suitable example. In this textbook, the basic concepts of virology are outlaid in a more concise manner reliable for teaching, research and public awareness. Though Fundamentals of Virology is never intended to act as an encyclopedia of viruses or virology as it will take hundreds of volumes of books to do so; it has succinctly explored several fundamental areas of virology including viral structure, viral classification, viral cultivation and viral replication. An overview of vaccine types, Ebola virus, Lassa virus and zika virus infection is also succinctly highlighted in this textbook. Fundamentals of Virology is good for every pedagogical application and research undertakings in the field of virology; and microbiologists in the healthcare sector, industry, environment, government and academic sector will also find the textbook a wonderful companion for teaching, research and learning. It has a question and glossary section which has defined in simpler terms some of the basic phrases encountered in virology. Fundamentals of Virology provides step-to-step protocol on how viruses replicate in vivo and in vitro, and how scientists cum microbiologists in time past developed the field of virology through their serendipitous and timely discoveries and inventions. The first chapter of Fundamentals of Virology looks at introductory virology and brief history. Chapter two of the book addresses prions, virions and viral characteristics. Chapter three of Fundamentals of Virology looks at viral compositions, morphology and taxonomy. Chapter four of the book highlights viral replication processes. Chapter five of Fundamentals of Virology addresses overview of DNA viruses. Chapter six of the book looks at the overview of RNA viruses. Chapter seven addresses the basic principles of cultivation of viruses. Chapter eight of the book looks at viral pathogenesis and virulence. Chapter nine of Fundamentals of Virology looks at an overview of viral haemorrhagic fevers. Chapter ten of the book addresses an overview of vaccine types and zika virus infection.