AP Biology Pre-Discussion Questions: Information 4- Viruses

Instructions:

Topic Presentation:

Textbook Reading:

Principles of Life:

OpenStax Biology:

Biozone Pages:

Supplementary Resources:

“Crash Course: Biology” Videos:

Videos By Paul Andersen:

Questions to answer:

Things you should make sure you understand:

Instructions:

Topic Presentation:

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Textbook Reading:

Principles of Life:

OpenStax Biology:

Biozone Pages:

Volume 1:

Supplementary Resources:

“Crash Course: Biology” Videos:

Videos By Paul Andersen:

Viruses

Viral Replication


Questions to answer:

  1. Why are viruses classified as "obligate intracellular parasites"?
  2. What are the minimum parts required for a functional virus?
  3. Diagram the lytic and lysogenic cycles of bacteriophages and give examples of viruses who follow each.
  4. What is the evolutionary advantage of an RNA genome in eukaryotic cell virus?
  5. Why is permanent immunity to the flu impossible to acquire?
  6. What cell type does HIV infect?  How does this lead to AIDS?

Things you should make sure you understand:

(feel free to ask questions about them in class)