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01. Viruses

Virus Structure

TermDefinition
nucleic acid core DNA or RNA found in the center of a virus
capsid A protein shell that protects the nucleic acid of a virus
lipid envolope Outermost layer of some viruses
surface proteins Protein projections that help a virus attach to a host cell
tail sheath A tube of proteins that helps penetrate host cells during infection. Found with bacteriophages.
tail fiber Thin rod-like structure used to attach to a host cell. Found with bacteriophages
Created by: cfhsbiology