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A virus is considered a living organism and an obligate parasite when inside a host cell. However, a virus is not classified along with bacteria or fungi. What are the characters of a virus which are similar to non-living objects?

Asked by Topperlearning User 23rd June 2016, 3:11 PM
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The characters showing that viruses are non-living:

  1. They do not show cellular metabolism and lack respiration.
  2. They have no proper cellular structure.
  3. They are active only when they are inside the living host cells.
Answered by Expert 23rd June 2016, 5:11 PM
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