General Virology

PLS 333
3 Units
Undergraduate
Spring
Judith Brown
This course will be offered every other year in the fall semester. The course will provide a general introduction to the field of Virology, inclusive of bacterial, animal, and plant viruses. Topics will include the history of virology, taxonomy and classification of viruses, introduction to virus structure and assembly, types of virus genomes and functions representative of the different types of virus groups, introduction general laboratory, virus-host interactions, virus-vector biology, and diagnostic methods ecology, and evolutionary aspects.