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The Public to Be Educated about the Mysterious World of Viruses

Extension impact statement by Professor Marilyn J. Roossinck, Ph.D.

Viruses hold a great deal of mystery for most people, and virology books are essentially textbooks written for the student or scientist. There has not been an easily-readable book describing viruses for the popular press. In 2016 that is changing, due to my book titled Virus: An Illustrated Guide to 101 Incredible Microbes, published by Princeton University Press and available in bookstores as of October, 2016. This book covers all the major aspects of virology and describes the fascinating lives of 101 viruses from all forms of life, from humans to prokaryotes, in an accessible and entertaining format.

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Marilyn J. Roossinck, Ph.D.
  • Professor, Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology, and Biology
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Phone: 814-865-2292