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Introduction to Viruses: Tutoring Solution Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. The process in which two viruses mix and match parts of their genome is called _____.

Question 2 2. What are antigenic shifts?

Question 3 3. A scientist identifies a strand of RNA that can be used directly to code for important viral proteins during viral replication. What have they found?

Question 4 4. RNA viruses replicate in the:

Question 5 5. Which of the following is TRUE about an antigenic shift?

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Question 6 6. Which of the following could trigger the lytic cycle of a bacteriophage?

Question 7 7. A temperate virus is one that will first _____.

Question 8 8. Why is smallpox a notable exception to the general replication scheme of DNA viruses?

Question 9 9. Which of the following statements about DNA viruses that affect humans is FALSE?

Question 10 10. Why does it matter that HIV is a provirus?

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Question 11 11. Which of the following is NOT a characteristic of a virus?

Question 12 12. A virus that infects a bacteria is known as a(n):

Question 13 13. Bacteriophage genome that is incorporated into the host genome is called a:

Question 14 14. What is the function of a viral envelope?

Question 15 15. The process whereby DNA is converted into mRNA is known as:

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Question 16 16. +ssRNA has the same sense as:

Question 17 17. DNA viruses replicate in the:

Question 18 18. The cycle of viral replication that typically results in host cell death is called the:

Question 19 19. Which of the following best describes a polymerase?

Question 20 20. An enzyme that makes strands of nucleotides can be which of the following?

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Question 21 21. A virulent virus is one that is:

Question 22 22. Which of the following describes a process that involves viral integration into the host genome?

Question 23 23. Which of the following describes a process that involves viral replications and assembly within a host, followed by bursting the host cell wall?

Question 24 24. During the process of viral replication _____.

Question 25 25. How are glycoproteins important for a virus?

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Question 26 26. A virus that is in the lysogenic cycle is called:

Question 27 27. Which variant of the icosahedral shape is found in some bacteriophages?

Question 28 28. How can you explain that an adult who had chicken pox, is now at risk of the shingles infection if you know that both diseases are caused by the same virus?

Question 29 29. Why are ribosomes important in the replication of DNA viruses?

Question 30 30. The cycle of viral replication whereby a prophage must detach its genome from the host genome prior to this cycle's commencement is called the:

Introduction to Viruses: Tutoring Solution Chapter Exam Instructions

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