Viruses are classified neither as non living nor as living. It is non living as it doesn't have any metabolic process of its own. How does a virus reach a host cell if it does not undergo any metabolic processes?

Asked by सुधाकर | 3rd Jul, 2016, 11:09: AM

Expert Answer:

Viruses are non motile and cannot metabolise, and that it enters the host cells via binding to the receptors. The mechanism is as follows:
 
The viruses are made mostly of protein and genetic material. They search for a cell that is expressing a protein so that they can jerk into that particular cell with which the virus can bind to and initiate viral entry.

Answered by Sivanand Patnaik | 4th Jul, 2016, 09:01: AM