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Nucleic acid of a virus is protected by a protein coat

Capsid

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Each capsid is composed of protein subunits

Capsomeres

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Carbohydrate-protein complexes that project from the surface of the envelope. Some viruses may or may not have these.

Spikes

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Largest virus

Ebola
Sometimes curls up

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Smallest virus

Bacteriophages

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Phage means:

A virus that infects bacteria (bacteria are their host)

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What's inside a capsomere?

Nucleic acid

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Papilloma virus

Cause warts
Cervical and anal cancer

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Small pox virus

* Related to molluscum contagiosum (wart like skin lesion)
* Harmless warts
* Kids often get and then disappear

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Simplexvirus (HHV-1 and -2)

Herpes virus
Chickenpox, shingles, mononucleosis, Burkitts (cancer)

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Hepadnavirus

Hep B

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Oncovirus

* Member of the retro virus, important group of irony viruses.
* Leukemia and tumors
* AIDS

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What use to occupy the clear plaques?

Live bacteria

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Rhinovirus

Common cold

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Why do we grow viruses in the lab?

To make vaccines

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Lyssavirus

* Rabies
* 100% mortality rate