Virus Basics

Have you ever tried to imagine how small a virus is? Or how many viruses could be around you?

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What does a virus look like? What are the different types of viruses and what do they do? How do they reproduce?

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Virus Evolution

Can we tell where the virus came from? What features does SARS-CoV-2 share with other viruses? How are they related to other viruses that we know about?

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Exercises

Introduction to phylogenetic trees

Interpreting phylogenetic trees

Estimating phylogenetic trees

[Note: Recommended to do “Introduction to phylogenetic trees” first]

Zoonosis

What are Zoonotic diseases? Can viruses transfer between species? Has the incidence of zoonosis increased?

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Exercises

Introduction to phylogenetic trees

Interpreting phylogenetic trees

[Note: Recommended to do “Introduction to phylogenetic trees” first]