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Descriptions of Plant Viruses CD Rom - Version 2
AAB Descriptions of Plant Viruses Version 2;  a WindowsTM program.

System requirements: IBM-compatible PC with Pentium processor, running Windows™ 98 or later, at least 256 Mb RAM and 400 Mb of free disk space. Internet Explorer version 6 or later is also required. The program has been successfully tested on Win98, Win98SE, WinME, Win2000Pro, WinXP and Windows Vista™ Home Premium. Please note that it cannot be run on Windows 95 or Windows NT operating systems.



This program is a comprehensive and easy to use resource for plant virology with much valuable background information on other viruses. In brief, this includes:


  • Taxonomy: an up-to-date listing of virus families, genera and species including all viruses with ssDNA or RNA genomes. Only the true dsDNA viruses are excluded.    
  • Virus Descriptions: 417 descriptions of plant viruses (or virus groups = genera/families) written by specialists, complete with diagrams, EM images, pictures of symptoms etc. This includes all those published by AAB in paper form in the period 1970-1989 and over 60 more recent ones.  
  • Notes: Brief descriptions of each of the approximately 60 families and 250 genera included.  
  • Sequences: Classified lists of all plant and fungal virus sequences arranged by current virus name and genus. All plant and fungal virus sequences with one or more complete gene (>13,500) can also be displayed in graphical format in the Map program. The sequence display enables the nucleotide or derived protein sequence from any open reading frame to be displayed and copied to another WindowsTM program. A representative sequence of every completely sequenced phage or animal virus with a ssDNA or RNA genome (>900 sequences) is also supplied Free updates to the taxonomy and sequence data and new Descriptions as they become available will be provided regularly for downloading from an internet site.

Code Name Price
1254 Descriptions of Plant Viruses CD - AAB Members £47.00
1304 DPV CD-Rom - Previous Purchasers' Price £47.00 This is for users who purchased the original DPV CD-Rom
1305 DPV CD-Rom Upgrade - Non members' price £58.75


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