A Text Book on Comprehensive Virology

ISBN Number : 978-93-5433-045-2

Student Price : Rs.575

Student Dollar Price : 23$

Book Edition : First

Year of Publication : 2022

No. Of Pages : 300

Book Weight :314

About The Book

Even though a plethora of advanced research books in Virology are available at hand which explore all basic information about viruses, however no detailed study of viral genetics, replication, its pathogenesis and preventive measures of viral diseases can be found compiled in one single book, which can be easily availed by university level students and teachers. This necessitates need of such a book which includes classification, cultivation, and study of all type of viruses in a simplified way which is easy to understand for under graduate and postgraduate students of various academia all over the country.

Virology is the study of viruses which are ultramicroscopic, parasitic particles of genetic material contained in a protein coat and viruses are found in almost every ecosystem on Earth and are the most numerous type of biological entity. Viruses are chief microbial predators that influence global biogeochemical cycles and drive microbial evolution, although their impact is often under appreciated. The importance of a virus is not due to the virus itself, but to the hosts they infect and affect, and many viruses are imperative because they cause diseases in humans, animals, or crops. Viruses have been used extensively in molecular and cellular biology studies. Viruses and constantly emerging novel viral diseases have been at the interiors of human health, biological science, agriculture, and medicine for millennia. Some of our supreme confront and conquests have involved viruses, which have proved to be best tools in the study of molecular and cellular biology. Since viruses infect cells by moving their genetic material into the host cells nucleus, they are helpful in the investigation of the functions of cells.

Clearly, virology as a part of study in the academic curriculum has been one of the most difficult and demanding challenges for students and teachers at university level for lack of proper book which compiles basic information in one place. The authors who are highly experienced teachers in their respective domain, have taken efforts to compile a book which will be ready reckoner at one place for graduate and postgraduate students of Microbiology, Biotechnology, and all branches of Life sciences wherever the field of virology will be taught. Our plan for conveying this knowledge is to present, first the concepts of viral structure, and then relate them to principles of viral multiplication. Together these concepts form the basis for understanding how viruses are classified, how they affect cells, and how their genetic system functions. These molecular and cellular mechanisms are combined with the concepts of immunology to explain viral pathogenesis, nonspecific defenses, persistent infections, epidemiology, evolution, and control. The important virus families are then discussed individually. Having studied the virology section, students should be easily able to understand many principles of virology and to explain individual manifestations of virus infection and the processes that bring them about.


Contents -

1. Fundamentals of Virology
2. Methods used in Virology
3. Bacteriophage
4. Virus Attachment and Entry into Host Cell
5. Genomic Replication of Viruses
6. Pathogenesis of Viral Infections
7. Pathogenesis of Plant Viruses
8. Control of Viruses
9. Emerging Viruses
10. Viral Biotechnology
11. Applications of Viruses

About The Author

Late Dr. N.S. Kulkarni received his Master’s degree from Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, Aurangabad in 1994 and was awarded Ph.D. degree in Microbiology from Shivaji University, Kolhapur. Since 1994 until 2020, he worked as an Assistant Professor in Microbiology and at undergraduate and postgraduate level and guided research scholars successfully to their Ph.D. He was Head, Department of Microbiology at Rajasthan Aryans College, Washim. He guided many research projects publications, having attended both conferences of National and International repute, including one of SAARC countries. In addition to this, he also had authored books entitled General Enzymology and Food and Nutrition. He was also a Member of the Board of Studies in Biochemistry including Microbiology in Sant Gadge Baba Amravati University, Amravati. This ambitious book on Virology remains his last publication, which he and his co-authors have compiled, as he now to longer with us to see it published. However, he remains immortal as an example in his work, character and the down-to-earth human nature which he had lived and inspired. He was and will be, always equally and unconditionally, loved by his students, staff, administrators, friends and family.

 Dr. Shiva Chandrashekhar Aithal graduated from Marathwada University, Aurangabad in 1991 and received his Masters degree in Microbiology from the same university in 1993. He did his doctoral in Microbiology in the applied area of “Ethanol Production” to receive a Ph.D in Microbiology from Swami Ramanand Teerth Marathwada University, Nanded. Dr. Aithal is serving as a lecturer in Microbiology and at Undergraduate and Post graduate level since 1993 and in Biotechnology from 2005, in Dnyanopasak Shikshan Mandal’s College of Arts, Science and Commerce, Parbhani (M.S.). He is a recognised University PG teacher and has guided numerous students at postgraduate level in various fields of research. Presently he is extending his research In enzymes and fermentation technology. Dr, Aithal has participated in many National and International level Conferences and seminars. He has to his credit several papers published in the field of Microbiology in National Journals and Symposia.

Dr. Renuka D. Joshi ( M.Sc.M.Phil, Agri NET, Ph.D) received her Ph.D Degree in Microbiology from Sant Gadge Baba Amrawati University and M.Sc degree from Swami Ramanand Teerth Marathwada University, Nanded. She has also cleared Agri NET exam conducted by ICAR in 2014. She is working as an Assistant Professor in Department of Microbiology, Shri Shivaji College Parbhani at postgraduate level since 2006. She has guided many research students at PG level. There are seven research papers published in international journals on her Ph.D topic as L-asparaginase enzyme from bacterial endophytes isolated from medicinal plants.

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