About The Book
These books teach virology by stressing principles: the rules for reproduction that EVERY virus must follow. While noting the differences by which some viruses accomplish each step, the textbook reveals unity from this diversity. This rational approach allows the student not only to understand the how reproduction is accomplished by known viruses, but is also prepared for future studies with new or understudied viruses. This fifth edition was updated to keep pace with the ever-changing field of virology. In addition to the beloved full-color illustrations, video interviews with leading scientists, movies, and links to exciting blogposts on relevant topics, this edition includes study questions and active learning puzzles in each chapter, as well as short descriptions regarding the key messages of references of special interest.