Biology 2010 Student Edition

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 9780133669510
ISBN 13: 978-0-13366-951-0

Chapter 20, Viruses and Prokaryotes - Standardized Test Prep - Page 599: 1



Work Step by Step

Option A is incorrect. A capsid is the protein coat of the virus. Option B is incorrect. A prion is an abnormal protein that causes other proteins to fold incorrectly. Option D is incorrect. A retrovirus is a type of virus that uses RNA as its genetic material instead of DNA. Option C is correct. A bacteriophage is a virus that infects bacteria. The name "bacteriophage" means "bacteria eaters."
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