What parts do all viruses have?
genetic material and protein capsid
What kind of cell does a phage infect?
What happens to the host cell in a lytic infection?
It bursts and releases new viruses.
How does a phage enter a host cell?
It attaches to the host, makes a hole in the cell wall, and injects its DNA.
What term describes any living organism or particle that can cause an infectious disease?
What term describes a virus made only of RNA and no protein coat?
What is distinctive about prions, compared to other pathogens?
They contain no genetic material..
What is the outer protein coat of a virus called?
What is the term for a particle of nucleic acids and protein that can reproduce only by infecting living cells?
What is an infectious partcle made of protein rather than DNA or RNA called?
This is a type of infection in which the host cell bursts and is destroyed.
This is a type of infection in which a host cell makes copies of the virus indefinitely.
What is a virus that infects bacteria called?
What is a virus that stores its genetic information as RNA called?
What type of virus is referrred to as cancer-causing?
What term describes the viral DNA embedded in the host's DNA?