The term that describes a viruses life cycle where the virus lysis the host cell to release its offspring is called?


1 Answer
Jan 24, 2018

Lytic cycle is exact answer of the question.


In lytic cycle the virus causes lysis or rupture of host cell. As soon as the virus enters the host cell the viral nucleic acid#(DNA or RNA)# takes the control of host's biosynthetic machinery and induces the host cell to synthesize necessary viral components like #"DNA"#, proteins.

These viral components are then assembled together to form mature viruses. This process is called assembly and it's one of the steps of lytic cycle. The assembled viruses then cause rupturing or lysis of host cell and are released in host's body.

The viruses which causes lysis of cell is called lytic or virulent phage(virus).

So option #(b)# would be absolutely correct if you just add word "cycle" next to it. Because lytic can be either phage or cycle.

Mostly, about #25# minutes after initial infection approximately #200# new viruses are formed.

Hope it helps...