How are viroids different from viruses?

Asked by Abhisek | 1 year ago |  78

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Viroids are the smallest known agents of infectious diseases that contain small single-stranded RNA – molecule. They lack capsid and have no proteins associated with them. Viroids infect only plants. Whereas, viruses have genetic material surrounded by a protective coat of protein or lipoprotein. The genetic material of viruses are of 4 types – double - stranded DNA, double stranded RNA, single – stranded DNA, single – stranded RNA. They can infect both plants and animals.

Answered by Pragya Singh | 1 year ago

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