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Microbiology (MICRB)

MICRB 415 General Virology: Bacterial and Animal Viruses (3) The interaction of different types of viruses with bacterial and animal cells, including mechanisms of infection and viral synthesis.

MICRB 415 General Virology: Bacterial and Animal Viruses (3)

General Virology: Bacterial and Animal Viruses covers the interactions of different types of viruses with animal and bacterial cells, emphasizing molecular and genetic concepts of viral infection and viral replication. Students are expected to apply basic concepts of microbiology as well as molecular and cell biology to understanding selected viral life cycles, particularly at the molecular level. Lectures are augmented by in-class discussion and homework assignments. Typically, students are evaluated by two hourly exams and a final exam that assess their knowledge of virology and their ability to apply basic concepts of gene expression and cell biology to explaining viral life cycles. This course builds on the common requirements of MICRB 201 and B M B(MICRB) 251/252. The instruction expands into the cellular and molecular bases of viral life cycles with regular reference to and comparison with cellular and molecular biology of uninfected cells. The content of this course complements those on the basic mechanisms of gene expression (B M B 400) and prepares the student for understanding the molecular basis of viral pathogenesis covered in B M B/MICRB/V SC 435.

General Education: None
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Summer 2000
Prerequisite: B M B 251, B M B 252 orBIOL 110, BIOL 230W;MICRB 201

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.


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