May 30, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog
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BIOL 314 - Virology


Credits: (4)
This course is an introductory study of the major families of plant, bacterial, and animal viruses. Lecture topics include virus structure, replication cycles, use of viruses as research tools, and the role of viruses in disease. Prions, viroids, and virophage are also discussed. Laboratory utilizes 1) bacteriophage to emphasize the organismal aspects of viruses, and 2) animal virus to demonstrate the use of viruses in research and molecular biology. This course fulfills the Molecular and Cellular Biology area requirement in the Biology major. Integrated lecture and lab. Prerequisite(s):  CHEM 101 General Chemistry I (4) -CHEM 102 General Chemistry II (4)  Fall, Odd Years



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