KEY CONCEPTS topic 15

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KEY CONCEPTS topic 15 1. Why aren't viruses affected by antibiotics? 2. Be familiar with the lytic and lysogenic life cycles of viruses. What are the "nasty things" that happen once a virus initiates the lytic cycle? Which host cell enzymes and structures would be co-opted (used) by the virus? 3. What are sources of genetic variation in viruses? 4. How do the life cycles of the influenza and HIV viruses compare? Which is considered "virulent"? 5. How do viruses get into cells? What particular problem do plant viruses face? 6. Specifically, what host cell structures and enzymes are co-opted (used) by the virus? 7. In the NPR audio essay "Flu Attack", a lot of non-technical terms are used. Let's apply the concepts and vocabulary you've learned so far this semester to being more precise.
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The "keys" on the virus are surface proteins (sometimes referred to as "antigen"); what are the "locks" on the throat cells? What is the name for what happens when "key" and "lock" match? What do the virus "recipes" consist of, and what must they have as part of their structure
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