Stanley, W. Viruses and the nature of life
Wendell M. Stanley. Viruses and the nature of life
Series: New naturalist library [1st ed.]
A number of eminent virologists of the University of California have written this book “for young people and the adult layman.” Dr. Stanley and his guest authors cover such topics as the chemical structure of viruses, how viruses reproduce and how they may cause disease or, in cases, tumors. The latter part of the book describes the chemistry of the nucleic acids essential to life, and the present frontiers of research into the mechanisms of nucleic acid control of virus protein formation. The authors deal also with the apparent paradox of organisms such as the plant virus causing tobacco mosaic disease which, though possessing the capacities for reproduction and mutation characteristics for reproduction and mutation characteristic of living thins, may nevertheless be purified chemically and stored as apparently inert crystals.
The Rockefeller University, "Stanley, W. Viruses and the nature of life" (1961). RU Authors. 163.