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Microbiology- Viruse

SLS Bio 11- Viruses CP

TermDefinition
Antibody A large Y-shaped protein which helps remove antigens or looks for viruses and bacteria.
Antigen A small molecule that which induces a immune response to the host cell.
DNA A spiral structure that creates ones personality and life different form everyone else.
Host cell A cell that acts as a protecter to a virus.
Lymphocyte A white blood cell.
Lysogenic cycle A virus finds a host cell to plant DNA into to replicate itself.
Lytic cycle Destruction of the infected cell and its membrane.
Membranous envelope The double membrane surrounding the nucleus within a cell.
Mucous membrane A membrane lining internal surface of an organ
Nucleic acid core A biological molecules which can be found in living cells. ex. DNA and RNA
Phagocytic white blood cell Cells that protect the humans body from digesting harmful particles, bacteria and or dead or dying cells.
Primary line of defence Human bodies have two-line defence system against dangerous pathogens that will make you sick.
Ecological role Your position the branch of biology dealing with the relations between organisms and their environment, including other organisms.
Fermentation A metabolic process that converts sugars to acids, gases and alcohol.
Secondary line of defence It is a attack on any microbes that have survived the first line of defence
Tertiary line of defence A defence against anything like antibodies, antigens, anything that passes through the first and second defence.
Viral specificity The specific type of the cell that a virus can attack.
White blood cell Cells that are in the immune system mainly in the blood and lymph and participate in reactions to invading microorganisms or foreign particles, comprising the B cells, T cells, macrophages, monocytes, and granulocytes.
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