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BIOL 4450  VIROLOGY (3 credits)

A comprehensive course about viruses. The course will address principles of viral infection, virus-host interaction, viral evolution and viral disease processes. Cellular and molecular aspects of viral infection will be the primary focus. This will include examination of viral particles, viral multiplication cycles, regulation of gene expression, viral assembly and viral escape. Viral immunology, viral defenses, viral vaccines and antiviral compounds will also be addressed. Emerging viruses and current viral topics will be a major part of the course. Usually offered in Fall semester. (Cross-listed with BIOL 8456)

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): Prerequisites are CHEM 2260 and 2274 or CHEM 2210 and 2214, BIOL 3020 and 2140. Recommended: Biochemistry.