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GS04 1043 Molecular Principles of Virology

Fang, Bingliang. Three semester hours. Fall annually. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor

This is an introductory course in virology, which we encourage all students associated with the program to take at the earliest opportunity. We initially discuss the basic properties that unite all viruses, along with basic experimental approaches to their study. In addition, we aim to outline the properties that characterize each of the major groups of viruses, spanning the spectrum from those with small RNA genomes to those with large DNA genomes. Although emphasis will likely be placed on the animal viruses, discussion of the plant viruses may not be excluded. This course ideally prepares students with an interest in gene therapy, but who may have little background in virology, for course GS04 1153.

Course Outline Fall 2012