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+ sense viruses / lytic viruses

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Are all lytic viruses + sense, allowing them to immediately have their nucleic acids translated?

Also, are all + sense viruses lytic?

ALSO, are all bacteriophages lytic, since they must actively break down the bacterial cell wall? Or can they be lysogenic before becoming lytic?
 

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Are all lytic viruses + sense, allowing them to immediately have their nucleic acids translated?

Also, are all + sense viruses lytic?

ALSO, are all bacteriophages lytic, since they must actively break down the bacterial cell wall? Or can they be lysogenic before becoming lytic?

Nope. Positive sense or negative sense viruses can be either lytic or lysogenic. Bacteriophages can be either, and often include a lysogenic phase and a lytic phase. Classifying viruses as either lysogenic or lytic is really a bit of an oversimplification, as viral replication is diverse and complex.
 
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