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Difference between Bacteria and Viruses (Bacteria vs Virus)


Bacteria vs Viruses
Bacteria
Viruses
Most bacteria are either saprophytes or parasites. Certain bacteria, e.g., Rickettsia and Chlamydias are obligate intracellular parasites
Viruses are obligate intracellular parasites
Plasma membrane present
Plasma membrane absent
Binary fission occurs
Binary fission absent
Most bacteria cannot pass through bacteriological filters. A few, e.g., rickettsias and chlamydias are filterable
They can pass through bacteriological filters
Possess both DNA and RNA
Either DNA or RNA, but never both
ATP generating metabolism is present
Absent
Ribosomes present
Ribosome absent
They are sensitive to antibiotics
Insensitive to the available antibiotics

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