Is a virus alive?
Oladele A. OGUNSEITAN
oaogunse at UCI.EDU
Mon Feb 3 13:48:57 EST 1997
On Sat, 1 Feb 1997, R. BAKER wrote:
> Is a virus a living organism or not??? A virus can reproduce only in a
> host cell and must rely on the host cell's metabolism. What constitues a
> virus as alive or non-living????
Is a human being alive or not ??? A human can reproduce only on Earth
and must rely on metabolic reactions of other organisms (plants etc.)
Hope this response helps!
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