Is a virus alive?
w.stalder at student.murdoch.edu.au
Mon Feb 3 02:15:19 EST 1997
This queation is subjective it depends on whether or not you define living
in terms of reproductive ability, if so than yes, a virus is a living
orgamism. If however you define life as self reproducing only than a virus
comes into its own catagory of anomaly
On Sat, 1 Feb 1997, R. BAKER wrote:
> Is a virus a living organism or not???? It can reproduce but must rely
> on the host cell and the host cell's metabolism? What constitutes a
> virus as alive or non-living?
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