Flashcards in Viruses Deck (11):
protein coat of virus
cannot reproduce without host cell. They REPLICATE instead.
virus that infects bacteria
bacteria that is infected.
virus attaches to host cell
matches up with receptor sites on cell
some are specific to specific cells
virus creates hole in bacterium
nucleic acid pushed through
protein coat stays outside but when virus enters, so does coat and it is digested
nucleic acid of host is made inactive
virus nucleic acid joins with cell organelles and produces viral nucleic acid and proteins and infects other cells
new viruses made in bacterium
Viral molecules are released when host cells burst.
host cells bursting