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): Deanne Erdmann MS
Slide Tray:
0 slides
View Empty Download
Slides: 1–12 of 24
Showing Results for: nucleic acid Return to Presentation

Nitrogen Cycle

Systematics: Evolutionary Classification of Organisms

Infectious Disease Agents

Where Do Viruses Fit?

What Are Viruses?

What are Viruses Made Of?

How Are Viruses Classified?

How Do Viruses Reproduce?

Are There Infectious Agents Simpler Than Viruses?

Volume/volume (V/V) Solutions

The Molecular Basis of Heredity: Structures and Functions of Nucleic Acids

The Atomic Components of DNA and RNA

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.