Capsid: Definition, Function & Structure


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A virus is _____.

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1. Viruses can have _____ as their genetic code.

2. A capsid is a protein shell designed to _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Review your knowledge of capsids and what their role is in a virus by working on this quiz. You will need to choose the most correct answer for each question.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will demonstrate your understanding of the following:

  • Classification of virus
  • Genetic code of viruses
  • Capsid function and basic shapes
  • Protein subunits that build capsids

Skills Practiced

Additionally, you can practice:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related microbiology lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the genetic code of viruses and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify how capsids are built

Additional Learning

Develop your understanding of capsids even further by studying the lesson that accompanies this quiz, titled Capsid: Definition, Function & Structure. This lesson will tell you more about the following:

  • Structure of viruses
  • Different forms of capsids
  • How capsids function