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Diversity in the Living World

Biological Classification

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Protein infectious particles better known as 'Prions' are also called as 

  1. Incomplete virus
  2. Slow virus
  3. Gemini viruses
  4. Satellite virus
Correct Answer: Option(b)
Solution: Prions are infectious protein particle which acts as a pathogen and causes the neurodegenerative disorder in humans. They lack genetic material and multiply by stimulating normal cellular prion protein to refold into a form called PrP scrapie. It is a malformed protein so they are not capable to reproduce and so they are also known as a slow virus.
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