A single, fully functional virus particle outside its host cell. Capsid[show]. The
protein shell ... Unlike most living things, viruses do not have cells that divide;
new viruses ... long molecules ...
Viruses contain a protein coat as well as DNA, but are not considered 'living' by
most scientists, since they only exhibit the characteristics of living organisms ...
They are parasitic and can only reproduce inside living cells. ... Instead, they
have a core of genetic material surrounded by a protein coat. Their genetic
material can be DNA or RNA, but not both. ... Multicellular organisms have many
cells. chitin Hard and tough natural material made from glucose molecules joined
A virus is a microscopic organism that can replicate only inside the cells of a host
... Viruses infect all types of organisms, including animals and plants, as well as ...
(Viroids do not have a protein coat and prions contain neither RNA nor DNA). ....
material into a host bacterium in a matter of minutes, and achieving genetic ....
Viruses are not classified as being alive because they don't have their own ...
might say, “Hey, parasites need to reproduce inside other organisms, but they're
alive. ... genetic material (either RNA or DNA) and a coat that is made up of
Jun 9, 2004 ... Therefore, viruses are not living things. When a virus ... The only proof of life in
viruses are reproduction and they also have genetic material.
Not all the cells within large organisms (like humans) are alike. ... Proteins are the
biological molecules that give living cells their diverse forms and functions. ....
where most of the hydrophobic amino acids are pointing into the inside of the ....
Viruses are made up of genetic material (either DNA or RNA ), surrounded by a ....
Viruses are strange things that straddle the fence between living and non-living.
... Plant viruses are not equipped to infect animal cells, for example, though a ... of
genetic material (DNA or RNA) encased in a protective protein coat called a
capsid. ... a virus gets its genetic material inside the cell either by tricking the host
Bacteria are alive, while scientists are not yet sure if viruses are living or ... DNA
or RNA enclosed inside a coat of protein. ... viruses are intracellular organisms (
they infiltrate the host cell and live inside ... Their legs attach onto the surface of
the cell, then the genetic material contained inside the head of the virus is
Learning Target: Viruses are not alive but affect living things. Review: Most
organisms are made of a single cell. Living things ... Viruses consist of genetic
material contained inside a protective protein coat called a capsid. The protein
coat may ...