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Virus

TermDefinition
Not Living Virus are not made of cells and can not perform 'life functions' like being able to reproduce on its own.
Parts of a virus Core of genetic material and a unique protein coat that allows the virus to attach to specific cells.
Active Virus reproduction using other cells. 1. Virus attaches to a cell. 2. Inject viral genetic material into cell. 3. Host cell makes the copies of the virus. 4. Host cell fills up with the virus and bursts open releasing the virus to attack other cells.
Hidden virus reproduction using other cells. 1. Virus attaches to a cell. 2. Inject viral genetic material into cell. 3. Viral genetic material becomes part of the host genetic cell. 4. At some time the viral material becomes active. 5. Host will make virus. 6. Cell fills up-bursts.
Size of virus Smaller than a plant cell, animal cell, protist cell, bacteria cell.
Virus named after a disease it causes Polio Virus
Virus named after an organism it infects tobacco mosaic virus
Virus named after the place it was discovered West Nile virus
Virus named after the person who discovered the virus Epstein-Barr virus
bacteriaphage virus that attacks bacteria
Microscope Used to see a virus Electron Microscope
"Common Cold" There are hundreds of different virus that can cause the symptoms of a common cold.
First and Second line of defense against virus attacking animals. Skin- Immune System
Antibiotic medicine that only kills bacteria. Will not kill virus.
gene therapy when you deliver genetic material to cells to treat a genetic disorder.
shapes of virus rod, round, brick-like, thread-like, bullet-like, robotic looking
Carriers for some virus and bacteria mosquito, ticks, fleas
Parasite An organism that lives on or in another organism and causes harm.
Disease caused by virus polio, AIDS, common cold, flu, ebola, hepititis B, rabies, warts, cold sores, shingles, chicken pox, mononucleosis, pneumonia, conjunctivitis,
Vaccine A dead or weakened virus that is injected into an animal that causes the animal to make antibodies against the virus.
Life Cycle of a mosquito 1. Adults lay eggs. 2. Egg hatch into larvae. 3. Larvae eat and molt four times as they grow 4. At forth molt called a Pupae which no longer can eat 5. Adult emerges from the exoskeleton and lives for only a few weeks.
Helpful virus Used to make vaccine and for gene therapy
Created by: bdepalo