5 Written Questions
5 Matching Questions
- emerging disease
- reverse transcriptase
- lytic cycle
- a a method of viral replication that results in the destruction of a host cell and the release of many new virus particles.
- b an infectious particle that consists only of a protein and that does not contain DNA or RNA.
- c a disease that is caused by new or reappearing infectionious agents that typically exist in animal populations.
- d in biology, any agent, such as a plasmid or a virus, that can incorporate foreign DNA and transfer that DNA from one organism to another; an intermediate host that transfers a pathogen or a parasite to another organism.
- e an enzyme that catalyzes the formation of DNA from an RNA template.
5 Multiple Choice Questions
- a nonliving, infectious particle composed of a nucleic acid and a protein coat; if can invade and destroy a cell.
- a membranelike layer that convers the capsids of some viruses.
- a virus that contains single stranded RNA and produces a reverse transcriptase, which converts RNA to DNA.
- a protein sheath that surrounds the nucleic acid core in a virus.
- descrives a microorganism that causes desease and that is highly infectious; strictly, refers only to viruses that reproduce by the lytic cycle.
5 True/False Questions
protease inhibiter → a type of drug that blocks the synthesis of new viral capsid that is used to treat diseases such as AIDS.
temperate virus → a weakened form of a virus that cannot cause disease.
provirus → a virus that contains single stranded RNA and produces a reverse transcriptase, which converts RNA to DNA.
bacteriophage → a virus that infects bacteria.
viroid → an infectious agent that is made up of a short, circular, single strand of RNA that does not have a capsid; the smallest known particle that is able to replicate.