In article <Pine.SUN.3.91.960212130947.721A-100000 at chuma>, "Elaine Morse
(BIO)" <morse at chuma.cas.usf.edu> wrote:
> Microbiology undergrad seeks feedback on the following questions related
> to virology....All responses greatly appreciated! Thanks for your time, E.
>> 1) Are viruses ALIVE?
> 2) What is the definition of viral purity?
> 3) What factors limit host range?
> 4) What is the minimum info needed to:a) uniquely id a virus within a
> Group? a Family? a Genus? a Species? as a Strain? as Unique/new? b)
> diagnose pathology as a consequence of virus infection? & c) diagnose
> pathology as a consequence of specific virus infection?
> 5) Which assays give high resolution answers for diagnosis? and Why?
> 6) What are the important concepts of virus structure? How are they
> 7) How do you quantify virus? What are the problems involved?
good questions all.
here's an answer;
go to the library (big building with lots of books and journals).
(actually this is NOT a flame. the answers to you questions comprise the
entirety of viral text books. thats a HUGE posting)