330qz205key - You can amplify the amount of viral nucleic...

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Name_____KEY_______________ UT EID____________________________ BIO 330 February 10, 2005 Quiz 2 1. What viral component is required for specific attachment and penetration of host cells? (5 points) The anti-receptor interacts specifically with the host receptor. In some cases, another host protein called a co-receptor is required. 2. What technique can you use to amplify the amount of viral nucleic acid from a new virus that you have isolated? (5 points)
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Unformatted text preview: You can amplify the amount of viral nucleic acid by molecular cloning, by polymerase chain reaction (PCR), or by infecting additional susceptible cells to replicate more virus. 3. What is a negative polarity viral RNA? (5 points) A negative polarity RNA is anti-sense or complementary to the RNA strand that acts as a mRNA (has open reading frames for protein translation)....
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