Virology Chemical composition
I recently started to study virology and I am interested in the question of the chemical composition of viruses?
Hi! As far as I know all viruses are composed of two main types of molecules — hereditary material (RNA or DNA) and a protein coat.
@_brauer_ Don't you know what chemicals are included? That's exactly what I'm interested in)
@ekaterina-gribacheva In general, a mature viral particle (virion) consists of nucleic acid, proteins and lipids - complex viruses (clothed), or it contains only nucleic acids and proteins - simple viruses (naked).
There are also viroids - they are built only from RNA molecules
@ekaterina-gribacheva I believe everyone here knows the chemical composition of DNA, RNA and proteins 🙂
@_brauer_ I disagree with you, there are a lot of people from different fields of chemistry on the forum. For example, a person who is engaged in inorganic and physical chemistry does not know biology and pharmaceutical chemistry, as he does not work with it. It's normal, everyone is learning something new for themselves 🙂
@benzol00 I absolutely agree with you and I in no way wanted to offend anyone with my message. I just thought that the composition of DNA and RNA is well known to one degree or another, because the name of DNA and RNA reflects the composition (deoxyribunucleic acid and ribonucleic acid)