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Life Cycle of T2 Phage

View the animation below, then complete the quiz to test your knowledge of the concept.






1What part of the phage enters the bacterial cell following infection?
A)DNA
B)RNA
C)protein coat
D)the entire phage
E)no part



2The protein coat that surrounds the genetic material of the T2 phage is termed the
A)capsid.
B)envelope.
C)nucleoid.
D)membrane.
E)cell wall.



3Mature T2 phage particles are released
A)after lysis of the bacterial host cell.
B)by budding through the bacterial cell membrane.
C)by budding through the bacterial nuclear membrane.
D)by diffusion through the bacterial cell membrane.
E)by phagocytosis of the bacterial host cell.



4Phage T2 infection of a bacterial cell is accompanied by degradation of host cell DNA.
A)True
B)False



5The term phage is an abbreviation of the word bacteriophage.
A)True
B)False







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