A virus is a small infectious agent that replicates only inside the living cells of
other organisms. ... While not inside an infected cell or in the process of infecting
a cell, viruses exist in the...
Virus Novanet Swag:-) ... What is not a living thing and is made of genetic
material inside a protein .... What substance is the genetic material of living things
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
Viruses are not organisms in the strict sense of the word, but reproduce and have
... their prodigious reproductive abilities, viruses are not living organisms in the
strict ... They also parasitize the cell for basic building materials, such as amino
acids, ... or RNA (but not both), and a protein coat, which encases the nucleic
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
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.
Viruses are not considered living organisms because they cannot do ... Viruses
are made up of RNA or DNA (the basic genetic material) and ... They basically
attack a particular host cell and replicate themselves inside that living organism.
..... A classic example is the histone protein, one of the slowest proteins to 'evolve'
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 ....
They inject their genetic material right into the cell and take over. ... food into
energy or have organized cells, which are usually characteristics of living things.
... They are covered with a protective coat of protein called the CAPSID. They are
inactive when not inside a living cell, but are active when inside another living
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Only have one type of nucleic acid (living things have both DNA and RNA) ...
Viruses are not included in the 5 main kingdoms as they are non-cellular and do
not ... cell and the viral nucleic acid is squeezed out of its protein coat into the
host cell. .... (a) (i) A virus has been described as a piece of genetic material that