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CBSE - X - Biology - Life Processes

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 July 2016, 11:09 AM
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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 Expert 4th July 2016, 9:01 AM

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