Replication of RNA Viruses


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Translation is where:

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1. Reverse transcriptase helps to convert:

2. Why is RdRp important?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Although RNA virus replication is not fully understood, the basics of the process are important to know. This quiz will assess your understanding of the terminology involved in RNA replication.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this assessment, you will be asked questions relating to the roles of various molecules in viral RNA replication, including:

  • Reverse transcriptase
  • RdRp
  • +ssRNA

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding RNA replication and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about reverse transcriptase
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the thing that RdRp helps to create

Additional Learning

View the accompanying lesson called Replication of RNA Viruses to learn more about viral RNA replication strategies, including:

  • How much we understand about how RNA viruses replicate inside a cell
  • How positive and negative sense affect replication
  • How reverse transcription works
  • Translation and its role in viral RNA replication strategies