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What parts does a virus contain?

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December 28, 2014 1:05AM

Viruses are composed of two main parts: an outer protein covering called a capsid and an inside core of either DNA or RNA. Not both DNA and RNA. Some of these have an envelope over the capsid.

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December 28, 2014 1:05AM

There are different types of viruses .Most bacterial viruses possess capsid , genome , head , tail , tail fibers , end plate and collar . Enveloped animal viruses have envelop around capsid . Genome and capsid are essentially present in all viruses .

Viruses are composed of two main parts: an outer protein covering called a capsid and an inside core of either DNA or RNA. Not both DNA and RNA.
Some of these have an envelope over the capsid. The ones that do not are said to be naked.
The proteins in the capsid allow the virus to attach to the "docking stations" proteins of the host cell. The naked viruses are more resistant to changes in the environment.

Viruses are composed of two main parts: an outer protein covering called a capsid and an inside core of either DNA or RNA. Not both DNA and RNA. Some of these have an envelope over the capsid.

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December 23, 2014 11:11PM

Viruses are composed of two main parts: an outer protein covering called a capsid and an inside core of either DNA or RNA. Not both DNA and RNA.
Some of these have an envelope over the capsid. The ones that do not are said to be naked.
The proteins in the capsid allow the virus to attach to the "docking stations" proteins of the host cell. The naked viruses are more resistant to changes in the environment.

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December 21, 2014 5:39AM

There are different types of viruses .Most bacterial viruses possess capsid , genome , head , tail , tail fibers , end plate and collar . Enveloped animal viruses have envelop around capsid . Genome and capsid are essentially present in all viruses .