20 Differences between Bacteria and Virus.

QuestionsCategory: Difference Between20 Differences between Bacteria and Virus.
Biology Ease Staff asked 10 months ago
  1. Bacteria are living organisms, while viruses are non-living particles.
  2. Bacteria can be found in diverse environments, including soil, water, and living organisms, while viruses require a host to survive and reproduce.
  3. Bacteria are single-celled organisms, while viruses are composed of genetic material encased in a protein shell.
  4. Bacteria are larger in size than viruses.
  5. Bacteria can reproduce on their own, while viruses require a host cell to reproduce.
  6. Bacteria can be treated with antibiotics, while viruses cannot.
  7. Bacteria have a cell wall made of peptidoglycan, while viruses do not.
  8. Bacteria can be beneficial, neutral, or harmful to humans, while most viruses are harmful.
  9. Bacteria have diverse metabolic pathways, while viruses do not have metabolic pathways.
  10. Bacteria can be aerobic or anaerobic, while viruses do not have metabolism.
  11. Bacteria can move independently, while viruses cannot move on their own.
  12. Bacteria have a wide range of shapes, while viruses are generally symmetrical.
  13. Bacteria can be classified based on their shape, while viruses are classified according to their genetic material and structure.
  14. Bacteria can form biofilms, while viruses cannot.
  15. Bacteria can undergo mutation, while viruses can readily mutate and change.
  16. Bacteria can be used in food production and as probiotics, while viruses cannot be used this way.
  17. Bacteria can cause foodborne illnesses, while viruses can cause foodborne illnesses and other diseases.
  18. Bacteria can be found on and inside the human body, while viruses can only be found inside the human body.
  19. Bacteria can be cultured and grown in a lab, while viruses require cells to grow.
  20. Bacteria have a complex metabolism, while viruses lack metabolism.