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Watch the “Viruses” animation.
Describe the characteristics of viruses by filling out the matrix in Appendix D.
Appendix D – Viruses
Review Chapter 10 of Microbiology: Principles and Exploration and the following Virus Animation to help you complete the matrix below.
Review Figure 10.1 of Microbiology: Principles and Explorations. Determine what the functions of the following components are:
Respond to Critical Thinking Question 1 in Ch. 10 of Microbiology: Principles and Explorations in the space that follows.
Using two or three sentences, explain in your own words how viruses are classified by type of nucleic acid, capsid shape, and presence of envelope.
Presence of envelope
Review Ch. 10 of Microbiology: Principles and Explorations. Briefly describe each of the stages of viral reproduction.
Respond to the following question from Ch. 10 of Microbiology: Principles and Explorationsin the space that follows. Looking at the five steps in viral replication, can you identify some promising ways to prevent or control viral infections?
Respond to the following question from Ch. 10 of Microbiology: Principles and Explorationsin the space that follows. Would you classify viruses as living, nonliving, or semiliving? Explain your answer.
Review Table 10.7 of Microbiology: Principles and Explorations. Define the following types of viruses and viruslike agents.
Respond to the following questions in the space that follows. Can viruses cause cancer? Does it matter if the virus is composed of DNA or RNA? Explain your answers.