Flashcards in lytic cycle Deck (8)
Capsid attached to the receptor
A virus binds to a specific host cell based on the host-specific match between virus surface molecules and host cell receptors.
The host cell engulfs the virus or the virus injects its genome into the cytoplasm.
New viral components, including the capsid subunits, spikes, and copies of the genome, are synthesized using the host’s ribosomes, enzymes, transfer RNA (tRNA), and energy.
Viral components are assembled into new viruses.
New viruses exit the host cell through lysis or budding in order to infect new host cells.
viruses do not immediately replicate after entry into the host cell
when a viral DNA becomes latent