Viral Life Cycle
This animation shows a single cycle of virus replication in a human cell.
Viruses can bind to receptors on the surface of a cell to infect it. Inside the cell, the viruses disassemble and replicate their genomes. The virus shown in this animation delivers its genome inside the cell nucleus to replicate. It then produces many virus particles that exit the cell.
This animation uses a simple two-dimensional schematic illustration to show virus replication. It is narrated by virus researcher Donald Ganem.
This animation is a clip from a 1999 Holiday Lecture Series, 2000 and Beyond: Confronting the Microbe Menace.
human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), infection, progeny, receptor, replication, virus
Accessibility Level (WCAG compliance)
AP Biology (2019)
IB Biology (2016)
Vision and Change (2009)