Test Your Knowledge About Virus Structure And Replication!

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Test Your Knowledge About Virus Structure And Replication!

The virus is one of the organisms you’ll learn about under the scope of microbiology, but you’ll probably know already that these are a much different kettle of fish from bacteria, given that they’re harder to get rid of with viral infections like influenza and the common cold is just that, common. What can you tell us about the structure of these viruses and how they’re able to replicate? Let’s find out!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is the outside, protein coat on a virus called?
    • A. 

      Genetic material

    • B. 

      Capsid

    • C. 

      Envelope

    • D. 

      Tail fibers

  • 2. 
    Virulent viruses reproduce by
    • A. 

      Mitosis

    • B. 

      The lysogenic cycle

    • C. 

      The lytic cycle

    • D. 

      Binary fission

  • 3. 
    Viral DNA that is incorporated into a host cell's chromosome is called a
    • A. 

      Provirus

    • B. 

      Plasmid

    • C. 

      Party animal

    • D. 

      Bacteriophage

  • 4. 
    Viruses require this for reproduction.
    • A. 

      Tail fibers

    • B. 

      A mate

    • C. 

      Cell membrane

    • D. 

      Host cell

  • 5. 
    Viruses are destroyed by antibiotics.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False