Evolution from a virus's view

University of California, Berkeley

This page is a brief tutorial on viral evolution. The text focuses on the evolutionary pressures that balance transmission and virulence. There are additional sections with further recommended reading, resources for teachers, and a brief bibliography. This is a good resource for secondary school students and teachers.

Subject: Biology:Microbiology, Microbiology:Microbiology and Health, Environmental Science:Human Population, Biology, Evolution:Processes, Environmental Science:Human Population:Epidemics, Pandemics, Biology:Evolution, Ecology:Symbiotic Relations, Biology:Ecology, Ecology:Symbiotic Relations:Parasitism
Resource Type: Pedagogic Resources:Overview/Summary, Bibliography, Pedagogic Resources, Assessments, Activities:Classroom Activity, Activities
Grade Level: College Upper (15-16), High School (9-12), College Lower (13-14)
Theme: Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Environmental ScienceKeywords: virus, evolution, mutation, transmission, virulence