Adsorption of a Bacteriophage to the Cell Wall of the Bacterium

Attachment sites on the virus bind to corresponding receptors on the host cell wall.

Flash Animation of the lytic life cycle of a bacteriophage .swf by Gary E. Kaiser, Ph.D.
Professor of Microbiology, The Community College of Baltimore County, Catonsville Campus
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Last updated: Feb., 2018
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