NEET Botany Biological Classification Questions Solved


In which of the following patterns of viral replication, viruses enter a cell, replicate and then cause the cell to burst, releasing new viruses?

(1) Lytic

(2) Lysogenic

(3) Reprogenic

(4) Both (1) and (2)

Audio Explanation:


(1) In the lytic cycle, a virus enters a cell and cuase it to produce viral nucleic acid and protein coats. After these viral parts are assembled, the new virus particles may burst from the host cell or may leave the host cell by budding. In the lysogenic cycle, viruses enter into a long-term relationship with the cells they infect, their nucleic acid replicating as the cells multiply.

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