Skip Navigation

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): Joseph G. Marx, PhD
Slide Tray:
0 slides
View Empty Download
Slides: 1–12 of 20
Showing Results for: host cell Return to Presentation

Recombinant DNA Technology

Flu: The virus

Infectious Disease Agents

How Infectious Agents Cause Disease

Example of an Infectious Disease - AIDS

Where Do Viruses Fit?

What Are Viruses?

How Do Viruses Differ From Other Organisms?

How Were Viruses First Discovered? 1

How Are Viruses Studied?

What are Viruses Made Of?

How Are Viruses Classified?

Pages: [1] 2 Next

Funded by the following grant(s)

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.