In this web page, you will learn about the characteristics of Viruses. For example, the page will provide information on the structure of viruses, the question of whether they are alive or dead, and discuss different shapes and sizes of viruses.


Also, you will learn about Viral replication, the process by which a virus reproduces. During viral replication, each virus particle makes many copies of itself. In a host cell, two diverse processes may occur. Some viruses replicate themselves immediately, totally destroying their host cell. Other viruses replicate themselves in a way that does not kill their host cells immediately.

Scientist have discovered two other kinds of virus-like particles called Viroids and Prions.

Scientists are also investigating the function of a group of RNA viruses called Retroviruses.

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