Introduction to Prions and Viroids

Describe prions and viroids

Prions and viroids are pathogens (agents with the ability to cause disease) that have simpler structures than viruses but, in the case of prions, still can produce deadly diseases.

What You’ll Learn to Do

  • Describe prions and their basic properties
  • Define viroids and their targets of infection

Learning Activities

The learning activities for this section include the following:

  • Prions and Viroids
  • Self Check: Prions and Viroids