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Virus Module Set 1

Viruses Acellular infectious agents
Virologist Scientist that studies viruses
Virology Study of viruses
Viruses are a _____ cause of disease Major
Viruses are important as new: Source of therapy
Important in evolution: Transfer genes between bacteria and others
Important members of aquatic world: Move organic matter from particulate to dissolved
Important model systems in... Molecular biology
Virion Complete virus particle
Virions consist of _____ of DNA or RNA enclosed in a ______ At least 1; coat of protein
Virions may have Additional layers
Virions CANNOT reproduce ______, NOR _____, but CAN _____ Independently of living cell; carry out cell division; exist extracellularly
Viruses have Simple organization
Viruses contain DNA or RNA, but not both
Viruses are Unable to reproduce outside of living cells
Viruses Obligate intracellular parasites
Complex organisms have Complex organization
Complex organisms contain Both DNA and RNA
Complex organisms can Carry out cell division
Complex organisms Some are obligate intracellular parasites
Created by: Whereis_raye