an infectious agent made up of a core of nucleic acid and a protein coat
the protein coat around the core of nucleic acid
an additional protective coating usually made of lipids, proteins, and carbohydrates
an organism that shelters and nourishes something
The viral replication process that rapidly kills a host cell
a type of replication in which a virus does not immediately kill a host cell
A viral DNA segment that is inserted in a bacterial cell's chromosome
a virus that contains an RNA core that replicates by first transcribing its RNA into DNA
a simple stand of pure RNA
a protein molecule that can cause disease in animas
the process of injecting a person with a harmless--weakened or dead--form of a virus
Smaller pieces of circular DNA contained in bacteria
dehydrated cells formed when living conditions become unfavorable in monerans
a process in which the chromosome of a unicellular organism is continually replicated, after which the cell divides forming two identical cells
the process of exchanging genetic material through cell-to-cell contact
the group of monerans that are often found living in harsh environments
the so-called true bacteria that includes all other bacteria
organisms that use oxygen during respiration
organisms that do not use oxygen during respiration
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