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Unformatted text preview: – phage conversion is when phenotype of host is changed Induction = switch from the lysogenic cycle to the lytic cycle HIV causes AIDS – the virus targets helper T cells; the cycle includes 8 years of dormancy before symptoms are observed in patients – treating HIV could involve blocking or diabling host cell receptors or blocking replication of the virus in infected cells Influenza (the flu) – difficult to treat because of quick evolution of new strains with different envelopes and emergence of new strains that have extended their host range Viruses are known to cause about 15% of cancer in humans (viruses cause changes in oncogenes or tumor-suppressor genes) – for example, the HPV virus causes the majority of cases of cervical cancer....
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