TWiV 245: Writing Principles of Virology

August 11, 2013

Principles of VirologyHost: Vincent Racaniello

Guests: S. Jane Flint, Lynn Enquist, Glenn Rall, and Ann Skalka

The authors of the popular textbook Principles of Virology discuss how the book was conceived and written.

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5 comments on “TWiV 245: Writing Principles of Virology

  1. Bird flu researchers want to create deadly virus in lab
    Level 4 please!!!!!&

  2. biocjs Aug 12, 2013

    I prefer an intermediate approach; in my course I spend the first
    two-thirds on principles, and the last third I spend on detailed
    profiles of specific examples. For example; polio or retroviruses
    infectious cycles are really compelling stories, and students can lose
    the story if for every step in the cycle there are myriad examples from
    other groups. For any virus type, the method of transcription and
    replication (and for +RNA viruses, translation) are intimately
    connected. I hate for students not to get that for at least a few
    representatives.

  3. Vincent – I use Stitcher on iPhone 4 to listen to your podcasts. The episode 245 podcast is only one minute long. It cuts out just after the show intro. Please fix!

    • Disregard. It’s a Stitcher problem. They haven’t fixed it, but you shouldn’t have to deal with their software issue.

  4. Joseph Coco Aug 27, 2013

    I love the format of your regular episodes, but this was a great idea. I doubt I’ll ever be published in such an epic text, yet I still feel it’s good to know the process.

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