Explain what a lytic infection is?

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Discribe everything about lytic infection and why it is one of the ways it reproduces a viruses.

Jun 18th, 2015

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Jun 18th, 2015

In the lytic stage, many viral particles are made and copies are sent back into the environment.

A virus is found in this phase when conditions are favorable, i.e. when bacteria is "growing like crazy"

In the lysogenic phase there is no pathology. 
Under certain conditions the lysogenic lifestyle can switch to a lytic lifestyle.

For a virus to reproduce it must infect a host cell. To do this it must first come in contact with the host organism and enter the host organism. Exposure of the host to the virus is the first step in the viral life cycle. Viruses can enter a host in several ways. For example, through a cut in the skin, a mosquito bite (inoculation), or by direct contact with mucus membranes.

Step Two: Viral Entry

Once a virus has gained entry it can access target host cells. Viral proteins interact with host surface proteins during entry. The first step is attachment, which is when the viral particle physically attaches to the host. Next, the virus creates a hole in the host membrane. Finally, the virus injects its genome into the host.


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