I’m dying! This is one of the funniest things I’ve seen!
A virus is a submicroscopic infectious particle that can replicate only inside the living cells of an organism. Virus particles outside a host cell, or “virions,” consist of two or three parts:
- the genetic material (red) made from either DNA or RNA
- a protein coat (green) that protects these genes, and in some cases
- an envelope of lipids (gray) and proteins (orange) that surrounds the protein coat.