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Viruses are nasty
things, I tell you.
Some even have a
role in developing
cancers!…read more

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Bacteriophages are
a type of virus, not a
Bacteriophages type of bacteria! Don'
t get confused.
Viruses that infect bacteria…read more

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Stages of the bacteriophage life
cycle
Attachment
Insertion
Incorporation
Replication
Assembly
Lysis
This is the attachment
stage. Here the virus has
attacked the bacterium
and begun to insert its
DNA into the cell.…read more

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Routes of infection
LYSOGENIC PATHWAY
Bacteriophages infect a host cell with DNA
and then lie dormant, choosing when to
reactivate and destroy the cell.
LYTIC PATHWAY
Bacteriophages infect and kill a host cell,
before replicating until the cell bursts.…read more

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Assembly Lysis
Replication Attachment
+ Insertion
Incorporation
Cell Division
Replication
Animation…read more

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