Viruses Chapter 2.1 Grade 6

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  1. What is a tiny, nonliving particle that enters and then reproduces inside a living a cell?
  2. What characteristics do viruses share?
    • 1. nonliving
    • 2. they are NOT cells
    • 3. do NOT use their own energy to grow or respond to their surroundings
    • 4. cannot make food, take in food, or produce wastes
    • 5. like organisms, they can multiply
    • 6. acts like a parasite
  3. Although viruses can multiply, they do so differently than organisms. Viruses can only multiply when ___________.
    Inside a living cell
  4. What does a scientists call an organisms that a virus enters and multiplies inside?
  5. What is an organism that lives on or in a host and causes it harm?
  6. What shapes are viruses?
    • Round
    • Rod-shaped
    • Like bricks, threads or bullets
    • Complex, robot-like shapes
    • Tube-shaped
  7. What is a virus that infects bacteria? It is called a "bacteria eater."
  8. What size are viruses?
    • Vary in size
    • Smaller than cells
    • Cannot be seen with microscopes
  9. Viruses are so small they are measured in ______________.
    Nanometers (nm)
  10. How are viruses named?
    • ***Not binomial nomenclature
    • 1. After the disease they cause (polio)
    • 2. After the organisms they affect (tobacco mosaic)
    • 3. Name them after people (Epstein-Barr/ mono)
  11. What are two basic parts that all viruses have?
    • 1. protein coat that protects the virus
    • 2.inner core made of genetic material
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Viruses Chapter 2.1 Grade 6
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