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Comparison between Mycoplasma and Virus

 

Sr.No

Mycoplasma

Virus

1

Occurs in nature

Occurs naturally

2

Lack cell wall  or cell nucleopeptide

No cell wall or membrane only naked nucleo protecteins.

3

Can be filtered through bacteria proof filter.

Filter through bacteria proof filters.

4

Mostly free living

Obligate parasites.

5

Mostly require sterol for growth.

Not required

6

Limited metabolic activities

Lack enzymes grow at the expense of other host.

7

RNA and DNA both are present in cell.

Either RNA or DNA.

8

Size 0.1 to 1 micron

Variable

9

Shape polymorphic,pleomorphic

Rigid

10

Synthesize protein by their own enzyme

No

11

Not dependent on host nucleic acid for multiplication.

Dependent

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