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CH_19_STUDENT_OUTLIN - Chapter 19 The Diversity of Viruses Prokaryotes and Protists Viruses Characteristics of a virus • • • 2 major

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Unformatted text preview: Chapter 19: The Diversity of Viruses, Prokaryotes, and Protists Viruses Characteristics of a virus: • • • 2 major components constitute a virus : • • Relative Sizes of Microorganisms Additional Viral Characteristics • Viruses: – – – – – – Viruses Are Host-Specific • • • Treating Diseases With Viruses • Bacteriophages can treat bacterial diseases – Rise in bacterial antibiotic resistance makes standard drugs less effective – Bacteriophages specifically target host bacteria – Bacteriophages are harmless to human body cells Bacteriophages Bacterial cell Viruses of Multicellular Organisms Are Specific • • • Viruses of Multicellular Organisms Are Specific • • – • HIV virus Viral Infections Are Difficult to Treat • • • • – – Viruses as Biological Weapons • • • Viroids • • • – Prions • – – – Kuru Is Similar to Other Diseases • – – – • Where Did Viruses, Viroids, and Prions Come From?...
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This note was uploaded on 02/14/2012 for the course BIO 1002 taught by Professor Hrinchevich during the Fall '10 term at LSU.

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CH_19_STUDENT_OUTLIN - Chapter 19 The Diversity of Viruses Prokaryotes and Protists Viruses Characteristics of a virus • • • 2 major

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