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Department
Biology
Course
BIO120H1
Professor
Aarti Ashok
Semester
Winter

Description
BIOD29 Pathobiology of Human Disease Lecture 0th 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 Historical perspective  Discovery of prions which everyone thought were viruses and were discovered to not be viruses Virology  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
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