Submitted to: Society of Invertebrate Pathology Newsletter
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: 6/16/2011
Publication Date: 6/1/2011
Citation: Harrison, R.L. 2011. Book review: Baculovirus Molecular Biology, Second Edition. Society of Invertebrate Pathology Newsletter. 44(2):13-14. Interpretive Summary:
Technical Abstract: The application of cell culture and molecular biology methodologies to the study of baculoviruses has resulted in an explosion of information on this group of insect pathogens. The quantity of the corresponding literature on baculoviruses has reached a level difficult for any one researcher to master. Fortunately, a comprehensive resource on the molecular and cellular biology of baculoviruses is available for free as a U.S. National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI)/National Library of Medicine (NLM) on-line publication. This publication, Baculovirus Molecular Biology (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK49500/), was written by George Rohrmann, professor of the Department of Microbiology at Oregon State University and a pioneer in the field of baculovirus molecular biology. Professor Rohrmann has recently completed the 2nd edition of the book, which was e-published in January of this year and is an update of the 1st edition published in 2008.