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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(5): 54-61
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.705.008


Virus – The Biological Brain Twister
S. Shwetha*
Dr. MGR Educational and Research Institute, Maduravoyal, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Viruses are intracellular pathogens that bind to specific receptor molecules on the surface of the target cells for their entry to initiate infection. They exist as lifeless independent particles prior to their invasion of host cells which were subsequently infected due to virus. These parasitic particles find significant importance in the field of genetics, molecular and cell biology as they paved way for major advancement in human health aspects. In numerous researches and discussions were underway on these entities as of whether they belong to the realm of living organisms or not. Researchers of different period have shown evidences about virus as both living and non-living. Though the debaters on the non-living aspect gained more information recent studies have gradually made the researchers to relook at the existence of the parasite as a living entity in the domain of the tree of life. This paper reviews the views of different authors at different periods with their research views about virus. The author of this paper involves in each of the discussion points including recent researches on protein folding studies and there upon concludes that virus belongs to a living entity just like bacteria and eukaryotes.


Keywords: Virus, Host cells, Infections, Microbiology, Cell biology, Protein folding, Living entity
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Shwetha, S. 2018. Virus – The Biological Brain Twister.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(5): 54-61. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.705.008