By Heinz Fraenkel-Conrat, Robert R. Wagner (auth.), Heinz Fraenkel-Conrat, Robert R. Wagner (eds.)
The time turns out ripe for a severe compendium of that section of the organic universe we name viruses. Virology, as a technology, having only in the near past undergone its descriptive part of naming and num bering, has most likely reached that level at which fairly few new~ actually new~viruses should be chanced on. brought on via the highbrow probes and strategies of molecular biology, genetics, biochemical cytology, and high-resolution microscopy and spectroscopy, the sphere has skilled a real details explosion. Few critical makes an attempt have thus far been made to chronicle those occasions. This complete sequence, in an effort to contain a few 6000 pages in a complete of approximately 22 volumes, represents a dedication by means of a wide team of energetic investigators to investigate, digest, and expostulate at the nice mass of knowledge in relation to viruses, a lot of that is now amorphous and disjointed and scattered all through a large literature. during this manner, we are hoping to put the total box in standpoint in addition to to enhance a useful reference and sourcebook for researchers and scholars in any respect degrees. This sequence is designed as a continuum that may be entered at any place yet which additionally presents a logical development of constructing proof and built-in concepts.
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LEUKOVIRUSES. LK virus (equine herpesvirus). DNA of 84 x 106 daltons. L-S virus (rat parvovirus). Louping ill virus (f1avivirus subgroup of togaviridiae). Causes a disease of sheep and cattle. Lucke (frog adenocarcinoma) virus (ranid herpesvirus I). A malignant, usually lethal frog tumor virus; contains DNA of 45% (G+C). ) Lumpy skin disease virus (cattlepox virus). Lu III (parvovirus). Similar properties to, though serologically distin- guishable from, KBSH virus. ). 200-600 nm icosahedral particles, enveloped, with long attached filaments, ether sensitive.
The surface architecture of the orbiviruses also differs from that of the reoviruses in that they may consist of a single shell of 32 capsomeres. However, the differences between orbiviruses and typical reo viruses are diminishing as more is being learned about them. These viruses, previously ungrouped or in minor serogroups, include bluetongue, epizootic hemorrhagic disease of deer, Eubenangee, IbAr 22619, B 1327, Colorado tick fever, African horse sickness, Irituia, Changuinola, BeAr 35646, BeAr 41067, Kemerovo, Chenuda, Tribec, Wad Medani, Mono Lake, Huacho, Lebombo, Palyam, 0' Aguilar, G 8886, G 15534, Corriparta, Acado, MP 359, CH 9935, and MRM 10434 viruses.
Prague virus (nondefective avian sarcoma virus). Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy agent, see JC ViruS and SV-40. Progressive pneumonitis virus (possibly the same as Maedi virus, a "slow" virus, seemingly related to oncornaviruses and specifically to Visna virus). Single-stranded 60-70 S RNA which becomes 35 S upon melting. Contains reverse transcriptase. ) Pseudocowpox virus (a poxvirus related to contagious pustular dermatitis virus). Pseudorabies virus of swine (subgroup A herpesvirus).
Comprehensive Virology: Descriptive Catalogue of Viruses by Heinz Fraenkel-Conrat, Robert R. Wagner (auth.), Heinz Fraenkel-Conrat, Robert R. Wagner (eds.)