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» Genetics, Molecular Biology and Evolution » Prions and Prion Hypothesis
Appeared in Year: 2015
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Suggest why prions should not be included among viruses. (Paper 2, Section A)
- Prions are infectious agents of diseases in animals and humans and probably represent the simplest form of life on earth.
- Prions are rod-shaped particles and consider as smaller than viruses.
- The rods contain one prion protein is called PrP (prion protein).
- Viruses contain DNA or RNA, which specify the structure… (193 more words) …