Comparison between Mycoplasma and Virus
Occurs in nature
Lack cell wall or cell nucleopeptide
No cell wall or membrane only naked nucleo protecteins.
Can be filtered through bacteria proof filter.
Filter through bacteria proof filters.
Mostly free living
Mostly require sterol for growth.
Limited metabolic activities
Lack enzymes grow at the expense of other host.
RNA and DNA both are present in cell.
Either RNA or DNA.
Size 0.1 to 1 micron
Synthesize protein by their own enzyme
Not dependent on host nucleic acid for multiplication.