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Amitrakshar Biswas

Is "VIRUS" a part of "Akaryote"?

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I am just a beginner of BIOLOGY as a Grade 7 student! 
But from the information from my textbook and Internet that got me confused as MY TEXTBOOK SAID:-

Viruses are part of "Akaryote"

And 'Acaryote' (or 'Akaryote' or however 'Akaryocyte') is just a Smaller group of ORGANISM than Prokaryote. Example:- Blood (As said in Wikipedia)

Pic-1:- A VIRUS DECRIPTION BY BBC 

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(END OF PICTURE 1)

Pic-2:- STUDY says "virus" is a "Prokaryote" as said at the Heading of the 2nd Picture

 Picture-2

HOWEVER YOU COULD SEE A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE PICTURE OF BBC AND STUDY 
BUT ACTUALLY NUCLEOID is what DNA is as you can see in the last picture:-

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No. Akaryocytes refer specficially to cells without a nucleus. More specifically it is generally used to describe eurkaryotic cell types without a nucleus (i.e. cells that never had one do not fall under this category). Viruses are not even close as they are not cellular to begin with.

Note that you are misinterpreting the images. Only Pic1 shows a virus. The others are cartoons of a bacterium (which is a prokaryotic cell, not a virus).

Edited by CharonY

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