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upyers mcoon at u.washington.edu
Mon Feb 12 17:04:31 EST 1996

In article <Pine.SUN.3.91.960212130947.721A-100000 at chuma>, "Elaine Morse
(BIO)" <morse at chuma.cas.usf.edu> wrote:

> Microbiology undergrad seeks feedback on the following questions related 
> to virology....All responses greatly appreciated!   Thanks for your time, E.
> 1)  Are viruses ALIVE?
> 2)  What is the definition of viral purity?
> 3)  What factors limit host range?
> 4)  What is the minimum info needed to:a) uniquely id a virus within a 
> Group? a Family? a Genus? a Species? as a Strain? as Unique/new?  b) 
> diagnose pathology as a consequence of virus infection? & c) diagnose 
> pathology as a consequence of specific virus infection?
> 5) Which assays give high resolution answers for diagnosis? and Why?
> 6)  What are the important concepts of virus structure? How are they 
> measured?
> 7)   How do you quantify virus? What are the problems involved?


good questions all.

here's an answer;

go to the library (big building with lots of books and journals).

(actually this is NOT a flame. the answers to you questions comprise the
entirety of viral text books. thats a HUGE posting)

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