Today my virology class is taking a midterm examination. To prepare for this in-class test, I provided the students with a study guide highlighting what I believe to be the main concepts that they should learn from each lecture. Once all the students have taken the exam, I’ll post it here for everyone else to take. To prepare for that day, you might want to start by reviewing the first half of the course, which covered the infectious cycle.
Virology W3310 is held in Hamilton Hall (image), an original McKim, Mead, and White building.
Lecture 1 – What is a virus?
Lecture 2 – The infectious cycle
P(k) is the fraction of cells infected by k virus particles, m is the moi.
Also P0 = e-m
P0= probability of a cell not being infected
Lecture 3 – Genomes and genetics
Lecture 4: Structure of viruses
Lecture 5 – Attachment and entry
Lecture 6 – RNA-directed RNA synthesis
Lecture 7 – Reverse transcription and integration
Lecture 8 – Translation
Lecture 9 – Genome replication of DNA viruses
Lecture 10 – Transcription and RNA processing
Lecture 11 – Assembly