BIOD29 Pathobiology of Human Disease
January 9 , 2012
Mini presentation: any information that lead up to this study
Why study viruses?
Viruses are the most abundant life form.
Viruses can also infect other viruses.
Hershey and Chase, first experiment to tell what DNA was made of
Discovery of prions which everyone thought were viruses and were discovered to not be viruses
Interactions can be physical or through chemical interactions
The nature of viruses
Can have RNA or DNA genome but not both
Unique as in among the few things that have RNA genome
Protein coat is known as capsid and can be protected by an envelope (lipid bilayer)
There is a difference between virion and virus
Equate virus to inse