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How is the synthesis of viral genetic material and proteins dependent on host cells?

Topic

Information Flow and Genetics

Framing Question

How is the synthesis of viral genetic material and proteins dependent on host cells?

Learning Objectives

  • Define the terms restriction and modification with regard to a bacteriophage infection.
  • Given a type of virus, list the steps that take place in the replication of its genome.
  • Compare and contrast the multiplication of animal viruses and bacteriophages.
  • Compare and contrast the viral enzymes needed by RNA, DNA, and retroviruses.
  • Compare and contrast the host enzymes needed by RNA, DNA, and retroviruses.
  • Given a description of an antiviral medication, predict whether it would be effective against RNA, DNA, or retroviruses.

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