A Multi Organism Process in Which a Virus Is a Participant. the Other Participant Is the Host. Includes Infection of a Host Cell Replication of the Viral Genome and Assembly of Progeny Virus Particles. in Some Cases the Viral Genetic Material May Integrate Into the Host Genome and Only Subsequently Under Particular Circumstances 'complete' Its Life Cycle.
The Process That Occurs After Viral Attachment by Which a Virus or Viral Nucleic Acid Breaches the Plasma Membrane or Cell Envelope and Enters the Host Cell. the Process Ends When the Viral Nucleic Acid Is Released Into the Host Cell Cytoplasm.
The Protein Coat That Surrounds the Infective Nucleic Acid in Some Virus Particles; the Subunits Are Arranged to Form a Protein Helix with the Genetic Material Contained Within. Tobacco Mosaic Virus Has Such a Capsid Structure.