why viruses are not grouped under the major group of microorganisms ?

Asked by tinu1972 | 26th Jul, 2015, 07:16: PM

Expert Answer:

Viruses are not considered living organisms, they are sometimes classified as microorganisms.They cannot reproduce outside the host cell and they cannot metabolise on their own. So, it is considered as the least important group in the classification of microorganisms.

Answered by Sivanand Patnaik | 27th Jul, 2015, 08:33: AM