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Lytic Cycle of a Virus: Definition & Steps

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Which of the following statements describes the first step in the lytic cycle?

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

2. How can viruses enter a host?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Taking a look at how death can come quickly in the cells, this quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your knowledge of the lytic cycle of a virus. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include understanding the first step in the lytic cycle as well as knowing the characteristics of the second step of the viral life cycle.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to test your knowledge of:

  • First step of the lytic cycle
  • Characteristics of the second step of the viral life cycle
  • Ways a virus can enters a host
  • Name for a host cell that can't stop reproduction of viruses inside it
  • What happens at the end of the lytic cycle

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding what happens at the end of the lytic cycle and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the characteristics of the second step of the viral life cycle
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the lytic cycle of a virus

Additional Learning

To learn more about how a cell can fall victim to a virus, review the corresponding lesson titled Lytic Cycle of a Virus: Definition & Steps. This lesson will help you:

  • Identify the two different forms of reproduction of a virus
  • Know the characteristics of the lytic cycle
  • Describe what each step of the cycle involves
  • Explain how a virus can attach to the cell
  • Understand when the host cell begins to die
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