> 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?
When it's pure.
> > 3) What factors limit host range?
> > 4) What is the minimum info needed to:a) uniquely id a virus within a
> > Group?
Name only heard during pillowtalk
as a Strain?
If it's heavy
as Unique/new? b)
If it's COOOLLLL...
> > diagnose pathology as a consequence of virus infection? &
Damn! He's sick with a virus!!
> > pathology as a consequence of specific virus infection?
Damn! He's sick with the FLU virus!!
> > 5) Which assays give high resolution answers for diagnosis?
Because it is a high resolution technique
> > 6) What are the important concepts of virus structure?
Does it have one?
How are they
> > measured?
> > 7) How do you quantify virus? What are the problems involved?
Carefully, generally. Legion: which is why it took over 40 years to
go from the concept to the first pure virus particles.
This IS a flame. Textbooks would do a lot of good here.
Ed Rybicki, PhD
Dept Microbiology | ed at molbiol.uct.ac.za
University of Cape Town | phone: x27-21-650-3265
Private Bag, Rondebosch | fax: x27-21-650 4023
7700, South Africa |
WWW URL: http://www.uct.ac.za/microbiology/ed.html
"And then one day you find, ten years have got behind you"