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Introduction to Viruses

Introduction to Viruses

Viruses are submicroscopic particles that can be seen only with a powerful electron microscope. They are not cells, but consist of genetic material, enclosed in a protective layer of protein. Learn more about the nature of viruses, and how scientists are working to understand and combat them.

Companion slide set to the video, "Introduction to Viruses."

Author(s): Nancy Moreno, PhD, and Paula Cutler, BS.
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Introduction to Biological Classification

Why Do We Classify Organisms?


Binomial Nomenclature

Hierarchical Classification

Kingdoms and Domains

Systematics: Evolutionary Classification of Organisms

Taxonomic Diagrams

Dichotomous Keys Identify Organisms

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Video and transcript courtesy of Wah Chiu, PhD, National Center for Macromolecular Imaging at Baylor College of Medicine. Funding for the video provided by NCMI, NIH.