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- 09/08/2013 at 3:13 pm #2549
What is a Virion? What are Virions?
- 09/08/2013 at 3:14 pm #2551
Dr. Aditya SardanaKeymaster
A Virion is the infectious or infective form of a virus that exists outside the host cell and is capable of surviving in metabolically inert or crystalline form. A Virion is called a complete virus particle as it consists of a nucleic acid core (ribonucleic acid (RNA) or deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) surrounded by a protein coat (known as Capsid) and/or an external envelope.
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