Viruses vs Cells
By: Chloe Bergman
Characteristics of Life
2) have DNA
3) respond to the environment
4) have cells
6) maintain homeostasis
7) obtain and use materials and energy
8) evolve as a group
Characteristics of Life in Viruses
The characteristics that viruses do have include grow and develop, have DNA, and evolve as a group. Viruses are some of the fastest growing and developing organisms. Viruses also have DNA which is covered by a capsid and sometimes another layer made of lipids.
Describe the typical structure of a virus. What is a virus made of? What biomolecules would you find in a virus?
Viruses have the biomolecules Nucleic Acid, because of their DNA and RNA, Protein, because of the protein coat, and Lipids, because of the envelope.
Discuss the different ways viruses gain entry into a cell
Explain why the Ebola virus would not infect a tobacco plant
Name five viruses and the type of cell they attack
The flu virus attacks epithelial cells
Rabies attacks nervous system cells
The herpes virus attacks epithelial cells
Chickenpox attacks cells in the sensory nerves