Biology 455: The Biology of Viruses
Winter 2009
Dr. Peggy Richey
Centre College

Text: Basic Virology, 3rd Edition by Wagner et al. (Blackwell Publishing)

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Date
Lecture 
Topic
Text Reading
Resources
 1/5
1
Introduction
Viruses and Host Cells
"Viruses: the Deadly Enemy" film

Ch. 1: 3-8
Ch. 5: 65-78
Ch. 10: 156-157

what is a virus?
virions

 1/6
2

Viral replication: Overview
Topic approval deadline 2:30 p.m.

Ch. 2: 15-19
Ch. 6

phage entry
plant virus entry
animal virus entry
text animations
Dengue virus replication
 1/7
3

Web Page Development Workshop
10:30-12:00, Crounse Computer Lab
Expanded Office Hours: 2:30-4:00

 

web page tips

 

 1/8
4

"Central Dogma Jeopardy!"
RNA virus replication: + strand viruses (start)

Ch. 13
Ch. 14: 246-252, 257-263, 267-271 (start)

RNA (+) replication

1/9 5

RNA virus replication: + strand viruses
"The Story of Polio in America" film

Ch. 14: 246-252, 257-263, 267-271 (finish)
Ch. 15: 274, 283-292 (start)

Jonas Salk,
A Killer Remembered , iron lungs

 1/12
6
RNA virus replication: - and ds viruses
"Influenza 1918" film
Ch. 15: 274, 283-292 (finish)
RNA (-) replication
flu timeline , Rupert Blue,
placing blame,
escape communities ,
 1/13
7
QUIZ (10:30-12:00)
RNA virus replication: retroviruses

Ch. 19: 381-392
Ch 20: 399-410

HIV/AIDS statistics,
retro-replication,
Virus Fighters

 1/14
8

Powerpoint workshop
10:30-12:00, Crounse Computer Lab
"Surviving AIDS" film

 
 1/15
9
DNA Virus Replication

Ch. 16: 304-305, 314-318, 323-329
Ch 17: 332-351
Ch 18: 360-365
Ch 21: 413-419

ds DNA replication  
ss DNA replication
 1/16
10

Effects on Host Cells & Host's Response
Ch. 2: 17-25
Ch. 8: 126-131; 135-136
Ch. 7: 97-108
 
 1/19
11
Host's Protection Strategies
Persistent Infections
Subviral pathogens
* outline due

Ch. 8: 119-126; 131-135
Ch. 4: 50-54
Ch. 15: 295-300

 
 1/20 
12

"The Brain Eater" film
Viral evolution
Emerging Infectious disease

Ch. 1: 9-13
Ch. 25: 484-490
Morse article
 1/21
13

FOUNDER'S DAY
"On the Trail of a Killer Virus" film (9:20-10:30)
QUIZ (2:50-4:00)

 
1/22
14
Student presentations
(Y206 reserved from 4:00-11:00 p.m. for practice on 1/21)

Flaviviruses (not Hepatitis C)
Flaviviruses (Hepatitis C)
Picrornaviruses
Coronaviruses

 

 1/23
15

Student presentations
(Y206 reserved from 4:00-11:00 p.m. for practice on 1/22)

Paramyxoviruses
Filoviruses
Rhabdoviruses
Reoviruses
Prions

 

 1/26
16
"Ebola: The Plague Fighters" film
Final Exam (2:30-4:00)
   

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