Classification of Viruses: Viral Genome and Replication Scheme


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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?

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1. Which of the following is NOT true about reverse transcriptase?

2. Class III of the Baltimore classification system contains dsRNA viruses. Which of the following statements about this class is TRUE?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Whether a virus contains DNA or RNA is covered in this combination quiz and worksheet. Assess your comprehension of the chemical and physical properties of viruses with these practice questions.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This assessment will test your comprehension of the classification of viruses including:

  • Physical and chemical properties of viruses
  • Where DNA viruses replicate
  • Where RNA viruses replicate
  • Reverse transcriptase

Skills Practiced

You will practice the following skills in this assessment:

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about viruses in a different light
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as reverse transcriptase
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the classification of viruses

Additional Learning

To learn more about viruses and their replication strategies, review the assessment Classifications of Viruses: Viral Genome and Replication Scheme. In this lesson you will learn about:

  • Double and single stranded
  • Positive and negative sense
  • The Baltimore classification system
  • Reverse transcriptase