My role in the discovery and classification of the enteroviruses.

  title={My role in the discovery and classification of the enteroviruses.},
  author={Joseph L. Melnick},
  journal={Annual review of microbiology},
The enteroviruses constitute one of the genera of the picornavirus family. The genus includes the polioviruses, the coxsackieviruses, and the echoviruses of humans, plus a number of enteroviruses of lower animals (e.g. monkeys, cattle, pigs, mice). Over 100 serotypes are recognized, of which the first to be discovered were the polioviruses. It was my good fortune to have been a scientist during the golden age of virology, when new techniques were being introduced into the field. These often led… CONTINUE READING
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