Flashcards in Viruses & Prions Deck (9):
A virus in the extracellular state (not in a host cell) is called what?
Extracellular viruses have a protein coat called a ____ surrounding nucleic acid
Explain what happens to a virus in the intracellular state
Capsid is removed, the virus exists as just nucleic acid
Name the three basic shapes of viruses
This structure is acquired from the host cell during viral replication or release. It is composed of a phospholipid bilayer and proteins
The viral envelope
What are capsids made of?
Glycoproteins that enable attachment to host cells are known as:
The normal prion structure made by all mammals which has alpha-helices is called:
Cellular PrP (Prion Protein)