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Science  02 Oct 1998:
Vol. 282, Issue 5386, pp. 55
DOI: 10.1126/science.282.5386.55a

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Retroviruses. John M. Coffin, Stephen H. Hughes, and Harold E. Varmus, Eds. Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, Cold Spring Harbor, NY, 1998. 859 pp. $180. ISBN 0-87969-497-1.

A benchmark reference written for the research community, with individual contributions intended to be independent and accessible in any order. Early chapters provide resolutely molecular descriptions of retrovirus structure, function, and replication; later ones consider pathogenesis, immune responses, and other aspects of the relationships between retroviruses and their hosts.