Name each labeled part of the illustrated bacteriophage.
In terms of evolution, which do you think arises first? The virus or the host? Explain your answer.
Do you think it is possible to create a virus in the lab? Imagine that you are a mad scientist. Describe how you would go about creating a new virus.
Label the five stages of a bacteriophage infection in the figure:
Bacteriophages have lytic and lysogenic cycles. Discuss the advantages and disadvantages for the phage.
How does reverse transcriptase aid a retrovirus in establishing a chronic infection?
Discuss some methods by which plant viruses are transmitted from a diseased plant to a healthy one.
Label the components indicated by arrows.
What are some characteristics of the viruses that are similar to a computer virus?
Does a prion replicate? Explain.