Biology 12th Edition

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ISBN 10: 0-07802-426-9
ISBN 13: 978-0-07802-426-9

Chapter 20 - Viruses, Bacteria, and Archaea - Assess - Page 371: 4


c. attachment, penetration, biosynthesis, maturation, release

Work Step by Step

The lytic cycle of viral reproduction begins with the first stage called attachment where the capsid combines with receptor. The second stage is penetration where viral DNA enters the host. The third stage is biosynthesis where the viral components are synthesized. The fourth step is maturation where the viral components are assembled. The last stage is release where new viruses leave host cell. Then the cycle repeats itself.
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