MICROBIAL REPLICATION [TOPIC GUIDE]

    Introduction to microbial replication

    • Microbial replication is a core JC1 topic in H2 BIO A levels. This topic examines the process in which bacteria and viruses replicate and how they are different from each other and eukaryotes. The viruses that will be covered in detail includes T4 bacteriophages, lambda phage, HIV and Influenza virus. The latter 2 viruses infecting human cells and will be crucial for multiple future topics.



    Useful study resources for microbial replication



    Most common phrasing errors students commit during exams

    • HIV virus
    • The viral genome enters
    • Bacteria cells divide by mitosis



    Exam tips

    • Don’t confuse between the lysogenic stage of lambda phage with the latent stage of HIV



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