• The capsid enters the host cell if the virus is enveloped. → TRUE
Enveloped viruses only lose their viral envelope when entering a host cell while the capsid and genome remains.
• A retrovirus contains RNA. → TRUE
A retrovirus is a type of RNA virus that uses reverse transcriptase to convert viral RNA into DNA.
Which statements about viruses are true? Select the four statements that are true.
• The capsid enters the host cell if the virus is enveloped
• A retrovirus contains RNA.
• All viral genomes contain both DNA and RNA.
• HIV contains reverse transcriptase.
• All RNA-containing viruses are retroviruses.
• Enveloped viruses bud from the host cell.
• HIV contains two identical strands of DNA.
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