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virus basics

virus science

virus a tiny nonliving particle that invades and then reproduces inside a living cell
host The organisms that a parasite or virus lives in or on.
parasite The organism that ben by living on or in a host in a parasitism interaction.
bacteriophage A virus that infects bacteria.
vaccine a substance used in vaccination that consists of weakened or killed pathogens that can trigger the immune system into action.
nanonmeter a billionth of a meter
Protein coat The outer layer that protects a virus
inner core The part of a virus that contains genetic material and instructions
Viruses are living (t/f) False
Viruses are larger than most cells (t/f) False
Viruses cannot reproduce on their own (t/f) True
Scientists use the binomial naming system for viruses (t/f) False
Vaccines don't harm people because________________ The vaccine is weakened or dead.
Viruses can cause disease in other organisms besides humans. (t/f) (examples) True . Esmaples: rabies, distemper, apple mosaic virus
Gene therapy uses a virus as a _____________ ________________ to deliver genetic material to cells that need it. messenger service
Created by: racolonna