Bacteriophage: Definition & Types


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A bacteriophage infects a bacteria with the purpose of:

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1. Which type of bacteriophage destroys its host?

2. The process by which a bacteriophage integrates its own DNA with the bacterial DNA and passes it to future generations is called:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet are designed to help you assess your understanding of the process by which bacteriophages reproduce. You will be quizzed on bacteriophage types and aspects of this reproductive process.

Quiz and Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • A bacteriophage's purpose for infecting a bacteria
  • The type of bacteriophage that destroys its host
  • The term used to describe the process in which a bacteriophage integrates its DNA into a bacteria to pass it on to future generations
  • When lysis happens
  • How bacteriophages make bacteria replicate them

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will allow you to test the following skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the two types of bacteriophages and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what a bacteriophage is
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about how bacteriophages infect bacteria

Additional Learning

To learn more about this virus, review the accompanying lesson called Bacteriophage: Definition, Types & Quiz. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Explain what a bacteriophage is
  • Offer a description of a bacteriophage
  • Detail the reproductive process of a bacteriophage
  • Identify the two major types of bacteriophages
  • Describe how each type infects bacteria
  • Discuss the use of bacteriophages as an alternative to antibiotics in fighting bacterial infections