Is a virus alive?
cheng.luo at plantphys.umu.se
Tue Feb 4 00:51:40 EST 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????
> russ Yes! it is, they are living organism untill denatured enough so that
lost the capbilitoes for adroption and injection. Of course it is a
pholospher's question if you sider the metabolism in vitro and so on.
Have you learn some Virology? Cheng
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