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Write the characteristics of viruses.

Solution

The various characteristics of viruses are:

1. They are smaller and simpler than bacteria.

2. They are ultra microscopic and visible only under electron microscope.

3. They are considered to be on the boundary line of living and non-living things. 

4. They are obligate parasites and cannot live on their own.

5. They cannot multiply on their own. They require living machinery to multiply.

6. Viruses consist of genetic materials (DNA or RNA) surrounded by a protective coat of protein (capsid). 

7. Viruses are responsible for causing many dreadful diseases in plants, animals, and humans.‚Äč

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 Balbharati Solution for Balbharati Class 8 Science - General Science (2018 to Current)
Chapter 1: Living World and Classification of Microbes
Exercise | Q: 5.2 | Page no. 5
Solution Give Answer. Concept: Classification of Microorganisms.
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