Lysogenic Cycle of a Virus: Definition & Steps


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Which of the following describes the first step in the lysogenic cycle?

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1. Which of the following is not part of the second step of the viral life cycle?

2. What is the primary difference between the lytic and lysogenic cycle?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The lysogenic cycle is an important concept in the study of biology and viruses, and this quiz/worksheet will help you test your understanding of its steps and related principles.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on the components and characteristics of:

  • Viruses
  • Virion release
  • The lytic cycle
  • The lysogenic cycle
  • The viral life cycle

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast the lytic and lysogenic cycle
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on the lysogenic and viral life cycle
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding viruses and vision release

Additional Learning

To learn more about viruses and the lysogenic cycle, review the accompanying lesson on the Lysogenic Cycle of a Virus. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define virions
  • Familiarize yourself with the lytic and lysogenic cycle
  • Differentiate between the lytic and lysogenic cycle
  • Know the steps of the lysogenic cycle
  • Know what constitutes attachment