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Mumps Virus: Structure and Function

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The genes of the mumps virus are encoded on _____.

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1. Which part of the virus protects the genome?

2. Which protein on the envelope allows the mumps virus to fuse and enter the cell?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The quiz and related worksheet will help you gauge your understanding of the mumps virus. Topics you'll need to know in order to pass the quiz include gene information about the mumps virus and the portion of a virus that surrounds the genome.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your understanding of:

  • The portion of the virus that surround the genome
  • What occurs when a viral genome enters a cell
  • Location of replication in a host cell
  • Genes of the mumps virus
  • The protein responsible for the spreading of the mumps virus

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the mumps virus
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding what occurs when a viral genome enters a cell and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the protein that helps spread the mumps virus

Additional Learning

You can review more about the mumps virus by going through the corresponding lesson called Mumps Virus: Structure and Function. You will find these objectives in the lesson:

  • Understand what mumps is and what it does to the body
  • Identify general information about the structure of a virus
  • Review the different types of proteins that contribute to viruses and their functions
  • Recall what each component of a virus is responsible for
  • Describe the viral infection process and how the mumps is spread
  • Study information about the replication process of viruses
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