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?
The characters showing that viruses are non-living:
- They do not show cellular metabolism and lack respiration.
- They have no proper cellular structure.
- They are active only when they are inside the living host cells.
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