The LYTIC cycle is somewhat variable but the general features are as follows

The LYTIC cycle is somewhat variable but the general features are as follows

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The LYTIC cycle is somewhat variable but the general features are as follows: 1) Adsorption In this step, the phage attaches to the cell wall of the bacterial cell. This is a highly specific interaction dependent upon the binding of the phage to specific receptors on the cell surface. 2) Penetration In this step, the phage genome passes through the bacterial cell wall and enters the cytoplasm. This occurs within seconds of adsorption and in the vast majority of cases, the capsid and additional structural elements remain outside of the bacterial cell. Often and enzyme such as lysozyme, is used to weaken the cell wall so that the genome can pass through. 3) Conversion of bacterium into a phage-producing cell This step involves the shutdown of bacterial DNA and RNA synthesis which may even extend to DNA fragmentation and degradation. Nucleotides can then be used during viral DNA replication!. 4)
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This document was uploaded on 11/03/2011 for the course BIOLOGY MCB2010 at Broward College.

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The LYTIC cycle is somewhat variable but the general features are as follows

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