Viruses: Bacteriophage Lytic and Lysogenic Cycles


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

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

2. Which of the following is NOT a characteristic of a virus?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Using this quiz and attached worksheet, you can evaluate how well you understand viruses. The quiz will assess your understanding of concepts like the lytic cycle and viral integration.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to measure your knowledge of:

  • Lysogenic cycle
  • The lytic cycle
  • Triggers of a lytic cycle for a bacteriophage
  • Description of a virus

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the bacterial genome in a different light
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding viral replications where the host's cell wall bursts and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the features of bacteriophages

Additional Learning

To learn more about Viruses: Bacteriophage Lytic and Lysogenic Cycles, review the lesson that covers the following objectives:

  • Define virus
  • Explain bacteriophage
  • Understand capsids and nucleic acid
  • Identify tail fibers
  • Define prophage