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the protein shell that encloses the viral genome
capsa- = a box
Viral Envelopes
membranes that may cloak their capsids

derived from membrane of the host cell but also including viral proteins and glycoproteins
Simply known as phages

viruses that infect bacteria
-phage = to eat

aka phages
Host Range
the limited range of host cells that each type of virus can infect and parasitize
Lytic Cycle
a type of viral replication cycle resulting in the release of new phages by death or lysis of the host cell
lyto- = loosen