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Term:viral genome ejection through host cell envelope
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Accession:GO:0039678 term browser browse the term
Definition:Ejection by a non-enveloped prokaryotic virus of its genome into the host cytoplasm. Caudovirales carry an ejection apparatus that can be long and contractile, long and noncontractile, or short, and is able to penetrate the host cell envelope to deliver the viral genome into the host cell cytoplasm.
Comment:When a pore-forming protein is involved, see also 'pore-mediated entry of viral genome into host cell ; GO:0044694'.
Synonyms:narrow_synonym: phage genome ejection;   viral genome injection through bacterial membranes

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