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Why are viruses not regarded as true living cells?
There are seven properties that all life has in common. Order, in structure Regulation of energy Growth and development Energy utilization Response to the environment Reproduction Evolution Although it is true that viruses are not made of cells, [ the reason why the are not alive is because they do not meet all of the above requirements. The most noted of which is the failure to reproduce with out a cell host. Also, a virus is a small segment of DNA or RNA in a protein shell, and therefore it does not need to regulate or utilize energy in order to exist. ]
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