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Chapter 18-19

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Most molecular biologists think that viruses originated from fragments of cellular nucleic acid. Which of the following observations supports this theory?



A. Viruses contain either DNA or RNA. B. Viruses are enclosed in protein capsids rather than plasma membranes. C. Viruses can reproduce only inside host cells. D. Viral genomes are usually more similar to the genome of the host cell than to the genomes of viruses that infect other cell types.
E. Viruses can infect both prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells.
Answer:
D. Viral genomes are usually more similar to the genome of the host cell than to the genomes of viruses that infect other cell types.
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Question: Most molecular biologists think that viruses originated from fragments of cellular nucleic acid. Which of the following observations supports this theory? A. Viruses contain either DNA or RNA. B. Viruses are enclosed in protein capsids rather than plasma membranes. C. Viruses can reproduce only inside host cells. D. Viral genomes are usually more similar to the genome of the host cell than to the genomes of viruses that infect other cell types. E. Viruses can infect both prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells.
Answer: D. Viral genomes are usually more similar to the genome of the host cell than to the genomes of viruses that infect other cell types.