Viral Biorealm

Website provides a quick, readable reference for viral species, including those mentioned in this book. Part of the MicrobeWiki project at Kenyon College.

T4 Bacteriophage Cell-Puncturing Device (3-D Interactive Tutorial)

A 3-D, interactive tutorial on the T4 bacteriophage cell-puncturing device developed using Jmol (http://jmol.sourceforge.net), an open-source Java viewer for chemical structures in 3-D, by Kenyon College undergraduates.

CDC: Influenza Virus

The US government Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) maintains an extensive website on influenza. Includes historical and epidemiological data, as well as the latest news on emerging strains and current outbreaks.

Reverse Transcriptase (3-D Interactive Tutorial)

This student-authored tutorial at Kenyon College illustrates the HIV reverse transcriptase complex, using a crystallographic model. The tutorial shows how the polymerase interacts with its RNA-DNA substrate during reverse transcription.

UNAIDS: The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS

From the UNAIDS website: "UNAIDS, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, is an innovative joint venture of the United Nations family, bringing together the efforts and resources of ten UN system organizations in the AIDS response to help the world prevent new HIV infections, care for people living with HIV, and mitigate the impact of the epidemic."

Feline Leukemia Virus

From Cornell University: "Feline leukemia virus adversely affects the cat's body in many ways. It is the most common cause of cancer in cats, it may cause various blood disorders, and it may lead to a state of immune deficiency that hinders the cat's ability to protect itself against other infections. The same bacteria, viruses, protozoa, and fungi that may be found in the everyday environment—where they usually do not affect healthy animals—can cause severe illness in those with weakened immune systems. These secondary infections are responsible for many of the diseases associated with FeLV."

HIV InSite Gateway to HIV and AIDS Knowledge

From the HIV InSite website: "Launched in March 1997, HIV InSite's mission is to be a source for comprehensive, in-depth HIV/AIDS information and knowledge. The site has an extensive collection of original material, including the HIV InSite Knowledge Base, a complete textbook with extensive references and related links organized by topic."