Bacteriophages and animal viruses have some similarities, but they also have their differences when it comes to the steps for reproduction. For example, both bacteriophages and animal viruses require a live host cell in order to reproduce. However, while animal viruses must enter the host cell before it can replicate its genetic material inside of the host cell’s nucleus (transcription), bacteriophages can just inject their genetic material into the outside of the host cells membrane (translation).
This is one difference between these two types of organisms. Blurb: This blog post compares and contrasts the steps for reproduction in bacteriophages and animal viruses. Average Time to Read: minutes. Bold Content Box Title (with a hyperlink that links to the first paragraph of this blog post):
How do bacteriophages and animal viruses differ in the steps for reproduction?
Issues with replication inside or outside cells, as well as differences in location where genetic material is injected into, are among some of the main points discussed between these two types of organisms.