Question 1 Report
Which of the following does a virus have in common with animal cells?
A virus is a tiny infectious particle that can only replicate inside a host cell. Although viruses share some similarities with living organisms, they are not considered living entities because they cannot carry out their own metabolism and reproduction outside of a host cell. Out of the given options, viruses have one feature in common with animal cells: DNA. Both viruses and animal cells contain genetic material in the form of DNA, which carries the genetic information necessary for the development and function of an organism or virus. However, viruses differ from animal cells in the way that their DNA is packaged and structured. While animal cells have a defined nucleus that houses their DNA and other organelles, viruses do not have a nucleus or any organelles. Instead, a virus consists of a protein coat that encloses its genetic material, which may be DNA or RNA. Viruses also lack cytoplasm, which is the gel-like substance that fills the cell and surrounds its organelles. Glycogen, a complex carbohydrate that stores energy in animal cells, is also not typically found in viruses. Therefore, the answer is DNA (Option B) as it is the only feature that viruses have in common with animal cells out of the given options.