Microbiology

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18. Viruses, Viroids, & Prions

Animal Viruses: 1. Attachment to the Host Cell

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Animal Viruses: 1. Attachment to the Host Cell

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The first step of a viral infection is virus ______________, when the spike proteins of the virus attach to the ___________ of the host cell.

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An antiviral drug specifically modifies viral receptors on a eukaryotic host cell. How might this affect the viral reproductive cycle?