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Disciplines with similar materials as Viral Taxonomy
Judith Kandel (Faculty)
students to apply information from cell and molecular biology courses to a real
problem, that is identifying an unknown virus based on describing tests to be performed. It is surprising how few can actually describe how to determine whether the genetic material is DNA or RNA when first confronted with the problem.
The overall usefulness of the taxonomic key in identification is compromised by
current molecular techniques (probes and sequencing) that can more quickly
provide the desired information.