particle made up of nucleic acid, protein, and in some cases lipids that can replicate only by infecting living cells
the outer covering of protein surrounding the nucleic acid of a virus
a virus that infects bacteria
process in which a virus enters a cell, makes a copy of itself, and causes the cell to burst
process by which a virus embeds its DNA into the DNA of the host cell and is replicated along with the host cell's DNA
any of a group of viruses that contain two single-strand linear RNA molecules per virion and reverse transcriptase (RNA to DNA)
a unicellular organism having cells lacking membrane-bound nuclei
aerobic rod-shaped spore-producing bacterium
any spherical or nearly spherical bacteria
any flagellated aerobic bacteria having a spirally twisted rodlike form
a form of asexual reproduction in single-celled organisms by which one cell divides into two cells of the same size
a small asexual spore that develops inside the cell of some bacteria and algae
the act of making or becoming a single unit
any disease-producing agent (especially a virus or bacterium or other microorganism)
immunogen consisting of a suspension of weakened or dead pathogenic cells injected in order to stimulate the production of antibodies
a chemical substance derivable from a mold or bacterium that kills microorganisms and cures infections
a disease that is caused by new or reappearing infectious agents that typically exist in animal populations
(microbiology) an infectious protein particle similar to a virus but lacking nucleic acid
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