Talk:Viral replication

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Error in description[edit]

This page says that viruses must first get into the cell before viral replication can occur. This is not true. Some viruses fuse with the cell membrane becoming part of the cell itself and some simply inject their genome through the cell wall without physically entering the cell. What must happen before viral replication is that the viral genome must get into the cell. Cottonshirt (talk) 06:42, 28 September 2008 (UTC)

The vial genome getting into the cell is the virus getting into the cell. If I put my hand in the cookie jar, I have gotten into the cookie jar. WAS 4.250 (talk) 17:00, 28 September 2008 (UTC)

DNA viruses and polymerases[edit]

I have corrected the statement formerly claiming that DNA viruses always rely on cellular polymerases, as it is completely wrong. Examples of DNA viruses encoding their own polymerase include adenoviruses and herpes viruses. DNA viruses however always rely on the availability of different cellular factors or metabolites required for replication, and generally in a replication permissive phase of the cell cycle. More generally, this article is poorly written and seems to contain other inaccuracies. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 140.77.192.140 (talk) 14:35, 24 September 2010 (UTC)