Plasmid vs Virus

ReplicationAutonomous, requires host enzymeAutonomous, requires host enzyme 
Relationship with hostMore symbiotic than parasiticMostly parasitic (can also be symbiotic in some cases) 
MobilizationMobilization without any protein coatReleased from the host as proteinaceous structure of nucleic acid 
Nucleic acidDNABoth DNA and RNA 

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