PART A. ESSAY PLAN. The viruses are considered as a uni

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PART AESSAY PLANThe viruses are considered as a unique organisms exhibiting the characteristics of living aswell as non-living organisms. Therefore, there are a lot of researches and debates going onthis topic. The essay aims to present a brief on the viruses and various aspects placing themin both the living and non-living organisms’ category.Intro: Presents the definition and meaning of the word virus.Para 1: The characteristics of life representing the various characteristics being exhibitedby the living organismsPara 2:Theviruses have been explained further thoroughly and further information hasbeen added.Para 3:The characteristics exhibited by the viruses making scientist believe that virusesare non-living thingsPara 4:Presents all the other factors debating on the existence of viruses as a livingorganisms.Conclusion: Sums up the whole study
PART B.Virus- Why are they unique?IntroductionThe word “virus” is derived from a Latin word for “poison”. The initial interest was stemmedfrom its association with various diseases like rabies, foot-and-mouth etc. (Villarreal, L, 2004)DiscussionThe characteristics of Life:The living organisms are composed of cells.The living organisms require energy for carrying out metabolic activities which producesmolecules that help the organization to sustain.The living organisms have ability to replicate on their own and can also perform the samefunction on a truly living organism affecting their host cells in the most profound manner.The living organisms have ability to grow.The Living organisms have a collection of integrated organs, for example in multicellularorganisms, various organs are present whereas unicellular organisms are composed ofseveral structures or molecular machines. (Villarreal, L, 2004)The living organisms have genetic material stored in their cells.Viruses:The parasites skirting a boundary between life and the inert matter are termed as viruses.Virus is composed of the same nucleic acid molecules and proteins as other living cells
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