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Economic Importance of Virus

Useful roles

I) In preparing antidotes/ vaccine: Pox, mumps, polio, jaundice etc diseases can be controlled by penetrating using or dead virus in the human body as vaccines

2) In controlling harmful animals and insects: Some animals and insects which are harmful to humans can be controlled by some special virus

3) Control of disease: T2 bacteriophage virus saves humans from dysentery by spoiling some harmful bacteria, like, e-coli.

4) In the laboratory: Virus is used in the lab, as the simplest living model. In the research of genetics virus used. It is an important subject in genetic engineering.

5) In the evidence of evolution:  Virus plays a vital role to acquire knowledge about the trend of evolution and the process of formation of living organisms because virus contains both living and non-Living characteristics.


Harmful roles

The virus destroys plenty of bacteria useful for humans Different diseases like common Cold, Influenza, Mumps, Pox, Polio, Yellow fever, Harpish, Aids etc are caused by the attack of the virus.

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