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Viruses and Spontaneous Generation

What is a virus? -an infectious particle that is non-living
What is a parasite? -lives on other living organisms -harms the hosts
What is a host? -the living organism that the parasite lives on
4 characteristics of viruses -when removed it ceases -extremely small -only active when inside a living cell -are made up of DNA and RNA
Lytic System (An Insect Runs By Rivers) -Attaches to a host -Injects -Replicates -Bursts open -Releases virus
metabolism -viruses have no metabolism -no food or energy requirements
Created by: simbriani