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Which of the following is not true regarding viruses?

Which of the following is not true regarding viruses?

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A. May be DNA, RNA, Single, or Double-stranded
B. All are obligate intracellular parasites
C. All have a protein capsid and envelope
D. Release virions during cell lysis or budding
E. All are true

This question is part of Micro Exam II Virology
Asked by Tmondal, Last updated: Jun 20, 2018

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S. Nicole

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Answered on Jul 20, 2018

It's option C. All have a protein capsid and envelope. Not all viruses have a protein capsid and envelope.

Viruses are basically microscopic parasites which don't have the capacity to thrive and reproduce outside of a host body. They may have DNA, RNA, Single, or Double-stranded and they are obligate intracellular parasites. And of course, they release virions during cell lysis or budding. Here, all the options are true in regards to viruses except option C.

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John Adney

John Adney

Answered on Nov 22, 2017

All Viruses have an envelope, but not all viruses have a capsid. Since viruses are obligate intracellular parasites, the term conveys the idea that viruses must carry out their reproduction by parasitizing a host cell. They cannot multiply outside a living cell, they can only replicate inside of a specific host.

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londiwe

Londiwe

Answered on May 01, 2017

C is not true since not all viruses have an envelope though all viruses have a capsid, we have two types of virus the naked and the enveloped virus.

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John Smith

John Smith

Answered on Oct 29, 2016

All have a protein capsid and envelope
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