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What does a virus do to a cell?

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What does a virus do to a cell?

What Is a Virus:

A virus is a non-living, infectious particle. All viruses have a similar general structure that includes genetic information in the form of DNA or RNA covered with a protein coat called a capsid. Some viruses also have an outer lipid layer called an envelope.

Answer and Explanation:

A virus hijacks the host cell and forces it to make more viruses. Viruses invade cells when they attach to receptors on the cell surface. The cell...

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