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Material:

Introduction to Virology

Rating: 5 stars
Used in Course: Not used in course
Submitted by: Judith Kandel (Faculty), Jul 18, 2000
Comment: There is no need to have your students purchase a textbook with this site
available, since it is based on a well written published text and has many
advantages over its source material. The site is attractive, easy to navigate
and the author has kept the material current. There are plenty of full color
illustrations, and relevant links (including a search engine) are present for
each topic. There is a nice balance between discussions of molecular and
medical/epidemiological virology. The biggest disadvantage is that one either
has to read from the screen or print a large volume of material. In addition, most
of the material addresses animal viruses, although one can access material on
bacterial and plant viruses. I have used this site as the reference/background text
for my class since 1997 and the students prefer it to purchasing an expensive book.