Unformatted text preview: destruction. 8) Some viruses can cause changes in the chromosomes of the host cells. Chromosomes may be damaged or broken. Oncogenes (genes that may cause cancer) may be brought in by a virus, or oncogenes present in the cell’s DNA may be activated by the virus. 9) Most normal cells growing in tissue cultures stop growing when they are in contact with other cells on all sides. This is known as contact inhibition. Certain viruses can transform cells so that their appearance changes and they no longer recognize contact inhibition....
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This note was uploaded on 01/23/2012 for the course MCB MCB2010 taught by Professor Smith during the Fall '09 term at Broward College.
- Fall '09