anonymous
  • anonymous
are viruses alive?
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  • schrodinger
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anonymous
  • anonymous
They r connecting link between living and non-living.
anonymous
  • anonymous
It depends on the criteria for life: I don't think viruses can display locomotion so to some they are not alive. Usually people say they are not alive even though they can reproduce (albeit with the machinery of the host cell). You might like to look up the criteria for life - I'm pretty sure locomotion is one of them.
Carniel
  • Carniel
No there not alive. They attach to a host to give them the virus though.

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anonymous
  • anonymous
its a debate. but we can generally consider as nonliving.
anonymous
  • anonymous
viruses are considered non-living outside a host. The do not grow on artificial media.They are non cellular, infectious entities that contain either RNA or DNA , are enclosed in a protein coat and reproduce only in living cells.
anonymous
  • anonymous
But still they can evolve rather fast (faster than any living thing) due to natural selection? If so I think that is an interesting quality for a non-living.

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