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Ch 8: DNA Viruses: Help and Review

About This Chapter

The DNA viruses chapter of this Microbiology Help and Review course is the simplest way to master DNA viruses. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure students learn the essentials of DNA viruses.

Who's it for?

Anyone who needs help learning or mastering microbiology material will benefit from taking this course. You will be able to grasp the subject matter faster, retain critical knowledge longer and earn better grades. You're in the right place if you:

  • Have fallen behind in understanding Hepatitis B, chickenpox, Epstein Barr, Fifth Disease and other viruses.
  • Need an efficient way to learn about DNA viruses.
  • Learn best with engaging auditory and visual tools.
  • Struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD.
  • Experience difficulty understanding your teachers.
  • Missed class time and need to catch up.
  • Can't access extra science learning resources at school.

How it works:

  • Start at the beginning, or identify the topics that you need help with.
  • Watch and learn from fun videos, reviewing as needed.
  • Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Submit questions to one of our instructors for personalized support if you need extra help.
  • Verify you're ready by completing the DNA Viruses chapter exam.

Why it works:

  • Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
  • Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
  • Be Ready on Test Day: Use the DNA Viruses chapter exam to be prepared.
  • Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any relevant question. They're here to help!
  • Study With Flexibility: Watch videos on any web-ready device.

Students will review:

In this chapter, you'll learn the answers to questions including:

  • What is the relationship between Hepatitis B and liver cancer?
  • How are chickenpox, herpes and mononucleosis transmitted?
  • What are the characteristics of the Epstein Barr virus?
  • What is the primary symptom of Fifth Disease?
  • How does the papilloma virus cause warts?
  • How do cowpox, monkeypox and smallpox differ?

8 Lessons in Chapter 8: DNA Viruses: Help and Review
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
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.

Fifth Disease: Viruses of the Parvoviridae Virus Family

5. 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

6. 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

7. 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

8. 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.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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