DETAILS: 

COURSE NAME: Virology
PROGRAM: B.Sc. Biotechnology & B.Sc. Microbiology
SEMESTER: Three
CREDITS: Three
 

SYLLABUS:

PART 1: HISTORICAL AND CONCEPTUAL BACKGROUND
History-Properties of viruses -classification of viruses based on the nature of genome-Methods of study,  Viral multiplication, Attachment, entry, un-coating, replication, assembly, release, Cell transformations, Cultivation of viruses-Assay techniques

PART 2: DIFFERENT CLASSES OF VIRUSES
Animal  viruses-Virus-Host interactions-Viral infections, plant viruses, bacteriophages, Viroids.

PART 3: HOST RESPONSE AND ANTIVIRAL AGENTS
Immune responses to viruses, Interferon and other cytokines, Antiviral therapy.

TEXT BOOKS

  • Basic Virology – Edward K Wanger
  • Matthew’s Plant virology
  • Fundamentals of molecular virology – Acheson and Nicholas H