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Viropexis

viropexis

binding of virus to a cell and subsequent absorption (engulfment) of virus particles by that cell.

Origin: viro-_ G. Pexis, fixation


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viruses entering cells

the steps-attach insert genetic material etc.is ok for phages.but in animal viruses a process similar to endocytosis is involved called viropexis.

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by lara
Mon Jan 02, 2006 10:32 am
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: viruses entering cells
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