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Keyword - Viral genome ejection through host cell envelope (KW-1171)

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Definition

Viral protein that constitutes the ejection system carried by some prokaryotic viruses. These structures are able to penetrate the host cell envelope in order to deliver the viral genome, and possibly also some specific proteins, into the cell cytoplasm.

Synonyms

  • Viral genome ejection through host membranes

Category

Biological process

Gene Ontology

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GOi

viral genome ejection through host cell envelope [ GO:0039678 ]

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Viral genome ejection through host cell envelopeVirus entry into host cellViral penetration into host cytoplasmBiological process
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