Adsorption

∞ generated and posted on 2016.01.09 ∞

Process in viruses that includes attachment and spans approximately through penetration.

Adsorption is a virion-associated aspect of the a virus's life cycle involving virion acquisition of a cell.

Adsorption can range in its description from virion prior to cell contact to virion-cell collision to virion to virion to nucleic acid penetration through the cell envelope to initiate infection.

For additional discussion particularly with regard to bacteriophages, click here.


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