Principles of Molecular Virology provides an essential introduction to modern virology. Focusing on a molecular approach, this textbook presents the principles of virology in a clear and concise manner. The book explores and explains the fundamental aspects of virology, including structure of virus particles and genome, replication, gene expression, infection, pathogenesis and subviral agents. The self-assessment questions, glossary and abbreviations section provide excellent revision aids and serve as handy references to students, tutors and researchers alike. An exciting new addition to the third edition is a CD-ROM containing material to complement and further enhance the text. This CD contains virtual interactive tutorials and experiments, self-assessment questions and numerical exercises, links to many useful on-line resources, along with the Appendix section of the book, including a Glossary. Abbreviations and Pronunciation Guide, Classification of Sub-Cellular Infectious Agents and a History of Virology. This new edition of Principles of Molecular Virology, now with color throughout, will continue to be an invaluable reference to students, teachers and researchers of virology, microbiology, molecular biology and medicine.