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  1. #1 what gene makes a virus target an egg cell 
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    what gene makes a virus target an egg cell

    This would really help my research.


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    I don't know of any viruses that target egg cells, egg cells have complex outer layers like the zone of pelucida that would make them pretty hard to infect for a virus. I suppose one could be engineered to recognize egg cell specific surface receptors. Or, some might be able to replicate if injected directly into the egg's cytoplasm.


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