How a Virus Infects You.In the lytic cycle, the virus reproduces itself using the host cell's chemical machinery. The red spiral lines in the drawing indicate the virus's genetic material. The orange portion is the outer shell that protects it.
Baby Slipper Lobster by Peter Parks: This baby slipper lobster is completely transparent, though as the creature grows, a thick shell will cover it. The lobster’s bizarre eyes may confuse predators while it floats among plankton, or tiny animals.