Kingdom - Monera And Viruses
Which statement is wrong for viruses
- All are parasites
- All of them have helical symmetry
- They have ability to synthesise nucleic acids and proteins
- Antibiotics have no effect on them
Correct Answer: Option(b)
Solution: The nucleocapsids of viruses are constructed in highly symmetric ways. Two types of symmetry are recognised in viruses, which correspond to the two primary shapes, rod and spherical. Rod-shaped viruses have helical symmetry and spherical viruses have icosahedral symmety.