This book combines an up-to-date summary of how best to genetically engineer viruses with an overview of basic virology. This unique combination makes it an invaluable research tool for virologists and molecular biologists seeking to exploit viruses for a range of applications. Written by highly respected authors, the book also provides comparisons to and guidelines for the use of viruses in difference applications.
1. Introduction: Viruses as Vehicles and Expressions of Genetic Material. 2. Prokaryotic Viruses. 3. Insect Viruses. 4. Plant Viruses. 5. Mammalian Expression Systems and Vaccination. 6. Genetic Engineering of Animal DNA Viruses in Order to Study and Modify Pathogenesis. 7. Genetic Engineering of Animal MA Viruses in Order to study and Modify Pathogenesis. 8. Therapeutic Applications of Viral Vectors. 9. The Safety of Work with Genetically Modified Viruses.