So in the video my instructor sent on viruses, he said that for lytic viruses, new viruses manufactured by the host cell could get out of the cell in one of two ways.
- The new viruses would leave by exocytosis. or,
- The cell would be "ruptured" and the new viruses would "erupt out of the cell".
In the rupturing option, is the cell destroyed? The way he phrased it as well as his tone of voice brought to mind an image of the cell bursting and the viruses spilling out....but the diagram showed a little gap in the cell membrane, and the viruses leaving from that one exit point.
Which is more accurate?