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    Chapter 1 of our textbook we start off learning about the characteristics of life. By now you know that ALL living things:

    1. are composed of cells (have structural order)
    2. have homeostasis, or maintain internal regulation such as body temperature adjustments in a cold or hot environment
    3. grow and develop- for example, puberty
    4. utilize energy- for example, eating lunch and plants undergoing photosynthesis
    5. respond to the environment- a plant's leaves turn toward sunlight
    6. evolve- adapt to be best suited for their environment
    7. reproduce- to make more of one's own kind in order to perpetuate life

    Armed with this knowledge,

    Which of the following characteristics of life disqualifies "VIRUSES," such as HIV and HPV as living organisms?

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