Jul 03, 2020  
2019-2020 Shepherd University Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Shepherd University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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BIOL 418 - Virology

(4 cr) A senior-level lecture and laboratory course in which the nature of viruses and their interactions with prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells and organisms are presented. The emphasis is on animal viruses but bacterial and plant viruses will be covered. The first section of the course treats viral structure, viral replication, and viral effects at the cellular and organismic level. The second section discusses viral virulence, the disease states produced by animal viruses in their hosts, antiviral therapies, mechanisms of viral immunity, and viral epidemiology. Laboratory exercises will be sequenced with lectures and include development of animal cell cultures, demonstration of viral cytopathic effect, determination of viral titer, viral neutralization assays, immunological detection of virus, and analysis of viral structural components. Laboratory exercises will employ bacterial, insect, plant, and animal cells as viral hosts. Prerequisites: BIOL 344 , CHEM 315 ,  , CHEM 316 , CHEM 316L , or permission of instructor.



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