What is a virus and is it alive?
- A virus is a microscopic infectious agent.
- Although they have evolving genetic material there is much debate whether viruses are living organisms.
- Viruses are not made-up of cells, do not undergo division and cannot reproduce on their own.
- Viruses do not transform energy.
A virus is a microscopic infectious agent
There is a huge debate about viruses
Are they alive?
Prof A says...Yes!
Have genetic material
Can evolve their genetic make-up
Reproduce using host cells
Prof B says... No!
Not made of cells
Do not grow or undergo division
Cannot reproduce on their ...
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