Question

Viral capsid is made of

A

Carbohydrates

B

Lipid

C

Protein

D

All the above

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Solution
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Correct option is C)

  • A virus is the smallest microorganism that is made of genetic material surrounded by a capsid. 
  • The capsid is a protein coat that is made of numerous subunits called capsomeres. 
  • Capsid protects the nucleic acid from digestion by enzymes. It contains special sites on its surface that allow the virion to attach to a host cell. 
So, the correct answer is 'Protein'.

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