Viruses:
1. are made of protein and nucleic acids
2. may contain either DNA or RNA or both
3. possess enzymes necessary for the generation of energy
4. can be cultured only in living cells and not in a synthetic medium
Select the correct statements from the codes given below:

Answer: [C] Only 1 & 4

1. are made of protein and nucleic acids: This is a correct statement.
2. may contain either DNA or RNA or both: This is not correct. There can be either a DNA Virus or a RNA Virus but not having both.
3. possess enzymes necessary for the generation of energy.: This is incorrect. Viruses don’t have necessary enzymes for generation of energy.
4. can be cultured only in living cells and not in a synthetic medium: This statement is incorrect because to culture virus in laboratory you need living media such as Bacteriophages.

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