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Viruses Vocab Crossword

Andrew Hampson

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HIV An infectious disease of dogs, cats, and other animals, transmitted to humans by the bite of an infected animal
PATHOGEN Cycle of viral infection; results in virus replication and cell destruction
AIDS an acute viral disease marked by inflammation of nerve cells of the brain stem and spinal cord
BACTERIA Scientific name for the Flu
ENVELOPE Dormant bacterial cell enclosed by tough coating that is highly resistant to environmental stress
ANTIBIOTIC Infectious disease agent in plants composed of single strand of RNA with no capsid
PILUS Virus that infects bacteria.
CONJUGATION Gelatinous outer layer enclosing many bacterial cell walls
SPIRILLUM Term for processes that do not require oxygen.
CHICKENPOX Protein sheath that surrounds nucleic acid core in a virus
AEROBIC illnes that causes red spots to appear and persons face
EMERGING VIRUS An acute, highly contagious, febrile disease, caused by the variola virus, and characterized by a pustular eruption that often leaves permanent pits or scars:
INFLUENZA Virus that evolves geographically isolated area and is pathogenic to humans
MAD COW Chemical compound excreted into environment by bacteria harmful to eukaryotic cells
CAPSID Infectious particles composed of protein with no nucleic acid
RABIES A disease causing agent
BACILLUS One-celled organisms, spherical, spiral, or rod-shaped and appearing singly or in chains.
COLD Spiral shaped bacteria
SMALLPOX Viral DNA which inserts into host cells cromosome
ENDOSPORE Act of DNA making copies of itself
CAPSULE Disease that eats at cows brain and kills it
LYSOGENIC CYCLE Outer layer covering many kinds of viruses
REPLICATION Strand of nucleic acidencased in protein coat that can infect cells and replicate within them
POLIO Protein with carbohydrate molecuels attatched
PRION Rod shaped bacterium.
VIROID Short thick overgrowth of bacterium that allows it to attach to another bacterium
TOXIN illness that cause head ache, nasal congestion, and soar throat
VIRUS Infectious virus that causes AIDS
GLYCOPROTEIN Temporary union of two organisms to exchange nuclear material
ANAEROBIC Term for processes that require oxygen.
PROVIRUS Disease caused by infection by HIV that causes depressed immune system
BACTERIOPHAGE Chemical used as drug to kill bacteria.
LYTIC CYCLE Cycle in which viral genome replicates as provirus without destroying host cell

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