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Ch 10: Overview of DNA Viruses

About This Chapter

Review DNA viruses with this comprehensive microbiology chapter. Complete these short lessons and quizzes whenever you need to prepare for a test, get ahead in a class or brush up on your fundamental microbiology knowledge.

Overview of DNA Viruses - Chapter Summary

The lessons in this chapter provide an overview of DNA viruses and several virus families. Follow along with our expert instructors to learn about diseases like smallpox, cancer, hepatitis and infections of the head, chest and abdomen. We encourage you to take the included self-assessment quizzes to check your understanding of these disease terms, causes and symptoms. You can access the chapter on any computer or mobile device, and our instructors are available to answer questions. Upon completion of the chapter, you should be able to:

  • Identify diseases and infections from the adenoviridae, papillomaviridae, herpesviridae and poxviridae virus families
  • Explain liver cancer and hepatitis B transmission
  • Understand the causes and symptoms of chickenpox, herpes, mono, lymphoma and the Epstein-Barr virus

6 Lessons in Chapter 10: Overview of DNA Viruses
The Adenoviridae Virus Family: Infections of Head, Chest & Abdomen

1. 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

2. 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

3. 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

4. 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.

Diseases of the Papillomaviridae Virus Family: Warts and Cancer

5. 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

6. 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.

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