Chapter 13: Characterizing and Classifying Viruses, Viroids and Prions

Characteristics of Viruses

Genetic material of viruses
Hosts of viruses
Sizes of viruses
Capsid morphology
Viral shapes
The viral envelope

Classification of Viruses

Viral Replication

Lytic replication of bacteriophages
Replication of animal viruses

The Role of Viruses in Cancer

Culturing Viruses in the Laboratory

Culturing viruses in whole organisms
Culturing viruses in embryonated chicken eggs
Culturing viruses in tissue culture

Other Parasitic Particles: Viroids and Prions

Characteristics of viroids
Characteristics of prions

Are Viruses Alive?

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