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Retroviruses and their applications

Retroviruses and their applications

A detailed discussion of the biology of retroviruses and their use in research.


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Judith Kandel
Judith Kandel (Faculty)
20 years ago
The Nolan lab has provided three tutorials, each containing multiple pages with
illustrations and text. The tutorials are basic biology of Retrovirus Life Cycle
and Evolution and Retrovirus Classification, and a more detailed overview of
Retroviral Packaging Systems. The illustrations in the basic biology are those
common to most virology chapters on retroviruses. The Packaging tutorial
discusses how
retroviruses can be used as vectors to deliver foreign genes to cells, giving
details of methodology. The site also provides protocols used by the Nolan lab
and forms to request cell lines and plasmid vectors that are probably only of
interest to research groups.