Problem: 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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• 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.

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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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