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College Catalog 2012-2013 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

BIOL 355 - Virology


This seminar course will focus on the molecular biology of viruses, including prions and retroviral vectors. Topics will include bacterial, plant and animal viral infection and replication cycles, morphology, oncogenesis, and virus-host interactions. Viruses of epidemiologic and biotechnological importance, including new and emergent viruses, will be emphasized. Students will read current literature, lead class discussions and prepare a research proposal. Offered occasionally. Prerequisite(s):  ,  ,   and  BIOL 353  or BIOL 357  or BIOL 358  or permission of the instructor. (4 Credits)