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Ch 2: DNA Viruses & Virus Families

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The DNA Viruses & Virus Families chapter of this Virology Study Guide course is the simplest way to master DNA viruses and virus families. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure you learn the essentials of DNA viruses and virus families.

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  • Verify you're ready by completing the DNA viruses and virus families chapter exam.

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Students Will Review:

This chapter helps students review the concepts in a DNA viruses and virus families unit of a standard virology course. Topics covered include:

  • How DNA viruses replicate
  • Diseases of DNA virus families
  • Transmission and structures of DNA viruses

9 Lessons in Chapter 2: DNA Viruses & Virus Families
Replication of DNA Viruses

1. Replication of DNA Viruses

This lesson will give you a basic overview of how DNA viruses replicate inside of a host cell. We will cover the entry, integration, replication and release of DNA viruses.

The Adenoviridae Virus Family: Infections of Head, Chest & Abdomen

2. The Adenoviridae Virus Family: Infections of Head, Chest & Abdomen

In this lesson, we'll talk about how the Adenoviridae virus family causes gastroenteritis, why adenovirus 14 is dangerous, and what vertical and horizontal transmission is, as well as something disgusting called the orofecal route.

Liver Cancer and Hepatitis B: Hepadnaviridae Structure, Transmission & Disease

3. Liver Cancer and Hepatitis B: Hepadnaviridae Structure, Transmission & Disease

This lesson will cover the structure, mode of transmission and diseases associated with the Hepadnaviridae family of viruses, including the hepatitis B virus, hepatocellular carcinoma, cirrhosis and oncogenesis. We'll also cover the hepatitis D virus and its effects on your body.

Chickenpox, Herpes, and Mono: Diseases of the Herpesviridae Virus Family

4. Chickenpox, Herpes, and Mono: Diseases of the Herpesviridae Virus Family

Learn about the infamous diseases that the viruses of the Herpesviridae family cause. You've probably heard of most of them: chickenpox, shingles, mono, and cold sores. Learn about the viruses such as the herpes simplex, varicella zoster, and Epstein-Barr virus that cause these conditions.

Lymphoma and the Epstein Barr Virus:  Diseases of the Herpesviridae Virus Family

5. Lymphoma and the Epstein Barr Virus: Diseases of the Herpesviridae Virus Family

Find out how the Epstein-Barr virus is involved in all sorts of cancers, such as Burkitt's, Hodgkin's, and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, as well as nasopharyngeal carcinoma. You'll also learn about the human cytomegalovirus.

Fifth Disease: Viruses of the Parvoviridae Virus Family

6. Fifth Disease: Viruses of the Parvoviridae Virus Family

Learn about how one family of viruses can affect your entire family! We'll cover parvovirus B19, otherwise known as fifth disease or erythema infectiosum, as well as how this virus family can cause Hydrops Fetalis in babies and also affect your favorite pets.

Diseases of the Papillomaviridae Virus Family: Warts and Cancer

7. Diseases of the Papillomaviridae Virus Family: Warts and Cancer

This lesson will describe what virus causes warts, how it is transmitted, what its structure is like, as well as the main type of cancer it can cause. Find out as we take a look at warts, papillomas, and many other beautiful things!

Diseases of the Poxviridae Virus Family: Smallpox, Cowpox & Monkeypox

8. Diseases of the Poxviridae Virus Family: Smallpox, Cowpox & Monkeypox

In this lesson, you'll learn out about the famous and deadly smallpox virus. In addition, you'll get an extra treat by learning about cowpox, monkeypox, and Edward Jenner.

Other DNA Virus Families of Importance

9. Other DNA Virus Families of Importance

This lesson will tell you about other viruses that have a DNA genome that are of health and commercial importance to humans. Find out a bit more about them as we explore arboviruses, as well as the Polyomaviridae, Asfarviridae, and Geminiviridae virus families.

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