Retrovirus: Definition, Life Cycle & Example


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How are retroviruses different from other viruses?

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1. What is the function of HIV integrase?

2. DNA is ______ into RNA which is ______ into protein.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz and accompanying worksheet to assess your understanding of the life cyle of a retrovirus. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include differentiating retroviruses from other viruses as well as identifying the function of HIV integrase.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Take this quiz to check your knowledge of:

  • Retroviruses
  • Function of HIV integrase
  • DNA
  • Viral transmission

Skills Practiced

This assessment will test the following skills:

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about viral infections in a different light
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately terms related to retroviruses
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast retroviruses and viruses
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding DNA

Additional Learning

Learn more about retroviruses with the associated lesson called Retrovirus: Definition, Life Cycle & Example. Topics include:

  • Defining what a virus is
  • Life cycle of the common cold virus
  • Differences between viruses and retroviruses
  • The most infamous retrovirus: HIV