The Biology Of
Microlife Unit: Viruses (#101)
This program introduces these strange parasitic entities--little more than packages of genetic information that subvert cells into producing more viruses. This program presents: the discovery of viruses, their structures, how they are studied, and their various modes of infection and replication from the T-4 bacteriophage to complex retroviruses such as HIV.
This episode has not aired in the past few months on Iowa Public Television.
Series Description: THE BIOLOGY OF is a comprehensive, stunning visual resource on living organisms specifically designed for the secondary science classroom. Each program includes a guide with discussion questions, activities, and teaching strategies that will engage students and excite them to learn about living things.
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