|Biology 355||BIO 355|
General concepts of viral structure and replication. DNA, RNA and retroviruses and their life cycles with detailed examples of specific viruses. Bacterial, plant, and other non-animal viruses and their role in the ecosystem. Molecular genetics of viruses and their role in evolution. Elements of viral epidemiology and pathogenesis.
Prerequisites: Biology 265 or Environmental Science 265 and 2nd year standing required