The best place to begin research and further reading
on a specific
virus or aspect of a specific virus is in the general reference:
Webster, R.G., and Granoff, A., eds. Encyclopedia of Virology.
New York: Academic Press, 1994.
More detailed information and specific recent citations of experimental
articles and recent reviews can be found in:
Fields, B.N., and Knipe, D.M., eds. Fundamental Virology, 3rd
edn. New York: Raven Press, 1996.
Fields, B.N., and Knipe, D.M., eds. Virology, 4th edn. New York:
Raven Press, 2002.
Flint, S.J., Enquist, L.W., Krug, R.M., Racaniello, V.R., and
Skalka, A.M. Principles of Virology. Washington: ASM Press, 2000.
Detailed aspects of pathogenesis of virus infections, again organized
as a group of specific reviews by individual experts, is covered in:
Nathanson, N., ed. Viral Pathogenesis. Philadelphia: Lippincott-
The Cold Spring Harbor Press publishes many books that contain
detailed reviews of many aspects of the molecular biology of viruses
and cells. Specific titles of interest to virologists include:
Coffin, J.M., Hughes, H.H., and Varmus, H.E. Retroviruses.
Cold Spring Harbor, NY: Cold Spring Harbor Press, 1997.
DePamphilis, M.L., ed. DNA Replication in Eucaryotic Cells.
Cold Spring Harbor, NY: Cold Spring Harbor Press, 1996.
The ASM Press also publishes a large number of books of great use to
molecular biologists, biomedical research workers, students, and the
like. One recent title that contains chapters covering viruses discussed
in this section is the following:
McCance, D., ed. Human Tumor Viruses. Washington, DC:
ASM Press, 1998.
A very thorough (definitive, actually) discussion of the numerous
genetic switches occurring during the replication of bacteriophage l
and the biochemical basis of these switches can be found in:
Ptashne, M. A Genetic Switch: Gene Control and Phage l. Palo
Alto: Blackwell Scientific Publications and Cell Press, 1986.