name: viral genome ejection through host cell envelope, contractile tail mechanism
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def: "Ejection by a non-enveloped prokaryotic virus of its genome into the host cytoplasm via a contractile tail ejection system consisting of a baseplate, a central tube and an external contractile sheath. Upon binding to the host cell surface, the baseplate changes its conformation and triggers sheath contraction, driving the rigid internal tail tube through the cell envelope." [GOC:dos, PMID:26283379, VZ:3950]
synonym: "viral contractile tail ejection system" EXACT [VZ:3950]
is_a: GO:0039678 ! viral genome ejection through host cell envelope
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