Retrovirology: Advances in Microbiology (Hardcover)

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Retrovirology: Advances in Microbiology By Adeline Foley (Editor) Cover Image
By Adeline Foley (Editor)


The study of viruses is known as virology. It involves the study of their sub-microscopic, parasitic particles and virus-like agents. It also focuses on their structure, classification and evolution, the ways in which they infect host cells the diseases they cause, and the ways to cure them. The study of retroviruses is known as retrovirology. A retrovirus is a kind of RNA virus. It inserts a copy of its genome in the host cell's DNA that occupies it thus changing the genome of that cell. Retroviruses are valuable research tools in molecular biology. These viruses are either single-stranded RNA or double-stranded DNA viruses. The main virion components in retroviruses are envelope, RNA, protein, etc. Retroviruses cause tumor growth and certain cancers in animals and in human beings, it causes diseases like AIDS. This book aims to shed light on some of the unexplored aspects of retrovirology and recent researches in this field. The various advancements in retrovirology are glanced at and their applications, as well as ramifications are looked at in detail. This book is a vital tool for all researching and studying this field.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781639272631
ISBN-10: 1639272631
Publisher: American Medical Publishers
Publication Date: March 1st, 2022
Pages: 240
Language: English