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 (talk) 14:35, 24 September 2010 (UTC)

Viral Replication only includes replication of the viral genome[edit]

In general the term viral replication is often used to describe only the act of replicating the viral genome. The textbook Fields Virology, which many in the field would consider the gold standard, uses the term to mean only the act of genome replication. For example viruses that undergo latency have a phase of latent replication when only the viral genome is replicated but no progeny virions are produced. It would be my opinion that this page should only discuss viral genome replication. This would also reduce overlap with viral life cycle. This page could also be renamed viral genome replication for clarity. And redirect from viral replication with a note not to be confused with 'viral life cycle'. Delyons13 (talk) 21:23, 8 December 2016 (UTC)

Merge with Viral life cycle[edit]

The discussion is here: Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Viruses#Should Viral replication only include replication of the viral genome? Graham Beards (talk) 21:18, 9 December 2016 (UTC)