1. Achievement of full development or growth.
2. Developmental changes that lead to maturity.
3. Processing of a macromolecule, posttranscriptional modification of RNA or posttranslational modification of proteins.
4. The overall process leading to the incorporation of a viral genome into a capsid and the development of a complete virion.
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