The Kingdom Viruses is further organized into finer groupings including:
- Phylum (3): Dna · Rna · Subviral Protein
- Species: ZipcodeZoo has pages for 2,325 species and subspecies in the Kingdom Viruses.
Deoxyribonucleic acid (; DNA) is a nucleic acid containing the genetic instructions used in the development and functioning of all known living organisms (with the exception of RNA viruses). The DNA segments carrying this genetic information are called genes. Likewise, other DNA sequences have structural purposes, or are involved in regulating the use of this genetic information. Along with RNA and proteins, DNA is one of the three major macromolecules that are essential for all known forms of life. [more]
Ribonucleic acid (English pronunciation: ), or RNA, is one of the three major macromolecules (along with DNA and proteins) that are essential for all known forms of life. Like DNA, RNA is made up of a long chain of components called nucleotides. Each nucleotide consists of a nucleobase, a ribose sugar, and a phosphate group. The sequence of nucleotides allows RNA to encode genetic information. All cellular organisms use messenger RNA (mRNA) to carry the genetic information that directs the synthesis of proteins. In addition, many viruses use RNA instead of DNA as their genetic material. [more]
More info about the Phylum Subviral Protein may be found here.
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