Herpesviruses steal one cell’s protein, use it to infect another

Enlarge / Herpes viruses getting ready to infect new cells. (credit: Thierry Work, USGS) One of the defining features of viruses is that they rely on host proteins in order to reproduce. A host cell will often copy viral genes into RNAs and then translate those RNAs into proteins, for example… Read entire story.

Source: Ars Technica