Edward K. Wagner (May 4, 1940 – January 21, 2006) was Professor of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry at the University of California Irvine.
Martinez J. Hewlett is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology at the University of Arizona.
New to this edition, David C. Bloom is Associate Professor in the Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology at University of Florida and David Camerini is Assistant Professor in the Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry at the University of California Irvine.
This third edition of a text for introductory and intermediate undergraduate students offers a full-color art program, with a wealth of detailed explanatory diagrams and computer-generated images. It contains a new chapter on HIV and the lentiviruses, as well as a new section on new approaches and problems in viruses, with chapters on the molecular tools used to study viruses, viral pathogenesis at the molecular level, viral genomics and bioinformatics, and viruses and the future. The glossary has been revised, and there are new case studies which provide a clinical perspective of the viral diseases. Other pedagogical features include chapter outlines, review questions, problems, and web links. Wagner was professor of molecular biology and biochemistry at the University of California-Irvine.