Study questions for Topic 5 (Classification of viruses)

Short answer questions

  1. What viral properties are used to classify viruses?
  2. State what criteria are used in viral classification.
  3. List the seven groups of the Baltimore classification system
  4. What is the Baltimore system? What does it tell us?
  5. What taxa are used to classify viruses? How does this differ from the classification of a living organism?

Think Questions

  1. A viral enzyme that synthesizes a complementary RNA copy of an RNA would be called what?