What is a virus

marianne carter mcarter3 at optusnet.com.au
Thu Jun 5 03:34:24 EST 2003


More the latter - it cannot survive without living cells to set the
machinery of replication (the cell usually) in motion.
It is not a living organism no!

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> Sorry to take up your time with such a simple question.
> My friend and I are having this debate.
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> Is a virus a living organism or a biological machine?
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> Thanks.
> Two Mechanical Engineers.
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