Tobacco Mosaic Virus: Structure and Function


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Tobacco mosaic virus was the _____.

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1. The genome of tobacco mosaic virus is made of _____.

2. What is the shape of the tobacco mosaic virus capsid?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Although named tobacco mosaic virus, tobacco is not the only plant that can be affected by this virus. Use this quiz and worksheet to test your understanding of this virus, its origin, and characteristics.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Assessments focus on the following aspects of tobacco mosaic virus:

  • Genome components
  • Transference
  • Physical description

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding an organism that would best survive a plague of tobacco mosaic virus
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related botanical lesson
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question regarding the initial identification of this virus

Additional Learning

The lesson titled Tobacco Mosaic Virus: Structure and Function will teach you about this plant virus. At the completion of the lesson, you will be able to do the following:

  • Label a diagram of a helical capsid
  • Review the function of tobacco mosaic virus
  • Understand the effects of the tobacco mosaic virus