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Virus Entry into Host Cells

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When a virus initiates an infection of a host cell, it must find a way to cross the plasma membrane of the host cell and enter the cytoplasm.

Which of the following statements about the process of virus entry is NOT true?

A

Some viruses fuse their lipid envelope with the plasma membrane of the host cell.

B

Some viruses create a small pore in the plasma membrane through which they thread their nucleic acid genome into the host cell.

C

Some viruses are taken up by endocytosis and then fuse their lipid envelope with the endocytic vesicle membrane.

D

Some viruses enter host cells through macropinocytosis and then fuse their lipid envelope with the endoplasmic reticulum membrane.