What is a Virus?

Ed Rybicki, University of Cape Town

This page is part of a web site that was created as a tutorial for an introductory virology class for college level microbiology students. It includes links to definitions of virus, virions, other virus-like-agents, and organisms, as well as the "definition of life".

Subject: Biology:Ecology:Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism, Biology:Microbiology
Resource Type: Pedagogic Resources:Overview/Summary, Course Information:Course Site:Course Notes
Grade Level: General Public, College Upper (15-16), High School (9-12), College Lower (13-14)
Topics: Biosphere:Microbiology, Ecology:Symbiotic Relations:Parasitism