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Question: Why are viruses considered to be non-living?

Question: Why are viruses considered to be non-living?

Grade:12th pass

2 Answers

Rituraj Tiwari
askIITians Faculty 1792 Points
10 months ago
Virus are not cells as they do not contain any cellular components. They consist only DNA/RNA surrounded by a protein covering. Since they do not contain any cellular components cellular activities like metabolism, reproduction etc are absent.
Vikas Amritiya
askIITians Faculty 158 Points
10 months ago

Virus are not cells as they do not contain any cellular components. They consist only DNA/RNA surrounded by a protein covering. Since they do not contain any cellular components cellular activities like metabolism, reproduction etc are absent.

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