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Ch 13: non-living

Ch 13: Non-living Classification

TermDefinition
acellular noncellular
bacteriophage virus that only infects bacteria
capsid a protein coat surrounding the nucleic acid of a virus
capsomere a proteinaceous subunit of a capsid
envelope membrane surrounding the viral capsid
plaque a clear region within a bacterial lawn where growth is inhibited by bacteriophages
plaque assay technique for estimating phage numbers
prions infectious protein
prophage an inactive bacteriophage, which is inserted into the host's chromosome
provirus inactive virus in an animal cell
temperate phage bacteriophage that does not immediately kill it's host cell
uncoating the removal of the viral capsid within a host cell
virion a virus outside of a cell
viroid infectious piece of RNA
virus infectious agent with nucleic acid surrounded by a protein shell
Created by: drmicro