Virtual Microbiology Classroom of Science Prof Online
Virus Structure Lecture Materials
are lecture materials on the structure of viruses, from the free science education website Science Prof Online. The resources below are used to supplement actual
college biology courses.
- Understand what viruses are and how they differ from living organisms.
- Be able to describe the four types of genetic material that viruses can be made of. How is the genetic material of viruses different from that of living organisms? How is it similar?
- Understand the difference between an enveloped and non-enveloped virus.
- What are the three main structural elements that viruses can be made of. Which of these structural elements is not present in all viruses?
- Describe the different shapes of viruses.
Printing: The best way for students to print out the PowerPoint Show is to download the PDF version. Select Print, and, when the Print screen comes up, go to the Print Handling options. Under Page Scaling, select "Multiple pages per sheet". Under Pages Per Sheet, select "2". That uses up less paper, placing two slides on each page.
For this assignments students draw and label and enveloped animal virus and a bacteriophage.
The Virus Structure Lecture materials include:
- a list of learning objectives
- practice test & review questions
- additional microbiology links
For more information on viruses, go to the
Page last updated: 2/2016
Check Moodle & your textbook for additional readings.
PRACTICE TEST & REVIEW QUESTIONS
These multiple-choice / matching practice test questions and essay review questions are designed to help you better understand different types and components of viral structure.
MORE VIRUS STRUCTURE LINKS
- Play Pandemic 2 a video game of strategy, where you try to become a successful pandemic microbe and infect the world. My teenage daughter and I recommend this one to you.
- “Quarantine” a scary movie about a new infectious disease.
- Cell Breach: Animated video clip from "Battlefield Cell" episode of Curiosity.
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