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BIOL 59500V Molecular Virology

Session Offered:

Spring Credit 3


BIOL 231 & 24100 

Recommended but not required: 41500 (OR 41600 OR 43800 OR 51600) 

NOTE: Recommend C or better in BIOL 24100


 This course is an in-depth study of viral replication strategies, viral evolution, and virus-animal host interactions.  Lectures will cover the structure of virions and viral genomes, genome replication and transcription, viral RNA processing and translation, and virion assembly.  The viral life cycle, the origins of virus-associated disease, including transformation, and the host response to viral infections will be explored.  Methods for the prevention and treatment of viral diseases, including AIDS, will be investigated.  Discussion of recent articles from the primary literature will promote the understanding of cutting-edge research in virology.




Textbook:  Required Textbook: Principles of Virology: Molecular Biology

Volume I and II by S. J. Flint et al., 5th edition, ASM Press (2020)

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