Conditions and Diseases
Microbiology
Taxonomy
Viruses (biological)

How do scientist classify viruses?

Answer

Wiki User
12/29/2012

They are classified by a number of different viral characteristics. These include DNA vs. RNA viruses, single strand (SS) vs. double strand viruses (DS), enveloped vs. non enveloped, or retrovirus. For example the HIV virus is an enveloped single stranded RNA retrovirus.