Microbiology

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1. Introduction to Microbiology

Acellular Infectious Agents: Viruses, Viroids & Prions

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Acellular Infectious Agents: Viruses, Viroids & Prions

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Viruses

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Viruses:

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Viroids

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Prions

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This type of acellular infectious agent is only known to infect plants and is a small, circular, single-stranded nucleic acid molecule.

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An infectious protein is known to cause neurodegenerative diseases in humans such as Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (“mad cow disease”). This type of acellular infectious agent is known as a _________.

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Which of the following statements about acellular infectious agents is FALSE?