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This course will cover the principles of virology. The main emphasis of this course is on the biology of human and animal viruses. Plant viruses, however will also be discussed in less detail. The course will focus on higher level of understanding of concepts governing the areas of virology covered in the course. Basic knowledge of cell biology is an absolute requirement of this course prior to enrolment. Biol 261 or equivalent courses at other institutions are prerequisites for this course. Knowledge about the basic concepts covered in this prerequisite course will be assumed by the instructor