24 episodes

The course emphasizes the common reactions that must be completed by all viruses for successful reproduction within a host cell and survival and spread within a host population. The molecular basis of alternative reproductive cycles, the interactions of viruses with host organisms, and how these lead to disease are presented with examples drawn from a set of representative animal and human viruses, although selected bacterial viruses will be discussed.

W3310 Virology - Videocast Columbia University

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The course emphasizes the common reactions that must be completed by all viruses for successful reproduction within a host cell and survival and spread within a host population. The molecular basis of alternative reproductive cycles, the interactions of viruses with host organisms, and how these lead to disease are presented with examples drawn from a set of representative animal and human viruses, although selected bacterial viruses will be discussed.

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    Lecture 001 - What is a virus?

    Lecture 001 - What is a virus?

    • 1 hr 11 min
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    Lecture 002 - The infectious cycle

    Lecture 002 - The infectious cycle

    • 1 hr 10 min
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    Lecture 003 - Genomes and genetics

    Lecture 003 - Genomes and genetics

    • 1 hr 10 min
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    Lecture 004 - Structure of viruses

    Lecture 004 - Structure of viruses

    • 1 hr 6 min
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    Lecture 005 - Attachment and entry

    Lecture 005 - Attachment and entry

    • 1 hr 9 min
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    Lecture 006 - RNA-directed RNA synthesis

    Lecture 006 - RNA-directed RNA synthesis

    • 1 hr 9 min

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Almost everything I learned about viruses is through this podcas produced by a highly competent and entertainingteacher and researcher from Columbia University.Viruses are much more plentiful and varied than bacteria, but more difficult to study. They can very harmful, but also provide an increasing body of medical research and treatment tools. Prof Racaniello's efforts in producing the podcast and promoting this means of communication is reflected in the growth in attendance at his lectures on the same topic, which are also available online. The quality of the podcasts is excellent in every aspect. Highly recommended by an old retired guy who listens to thousands of podcasts as a hobby.

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