Wednesday, 27 April 2011
Commission, Flu Virus Research.
The flu virus 10 appoximately 100 nanometres across, because it is so small it is unable to carry the nessarsary equiptment to reproduce itself. So instead it will hi-jack the cells in a person and uses those cells to reproduce itself. Once inside the body, the virus will bind itself to the outside of a cell, where it will then be absorbed into the cell. Inside the cell the virus will make its way inside the nucleus and release its own RNA, using the machinary inside the nucleus to make copies. The cell will make millions of copies of the virus RNA which will then burst from the cell as new flu virus. This action will kill the cell and make ready a million more flu virus' to repeat the process.