Origin and nature of viruses, structure and classification of viruses, viral replication of

chemical and physical properties of bacteriophages and plant viruses. Transmission of

viral diseases. Interference phenomenon, viral genetics and immune response including

viral vaccines. Systematic virology, picorna viruses. Paramyxo viruses, orthomyxo

viruses, Toga viruses, Corona viruses, Reo viruses, Rhado viruses, Arena viruses, Retro

viruses. Adenoviruses, herpes viruses, pox viruses, Epstein Barr viruses,

Hepadnaviruses, paploma viruses, polyma viruses, Rota viruses, Lossa viruses,

Parvoviruses Bunya viruses.

Level of Study: 300 Level