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    Which of the following statements about viruses is not true:

    They are parasitic

    They are autotrophs

    They contain either DNA or RNA

    They use living cells of other organisms for reproduction

    The enzyme is enclosed in a peote shell.

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    A virus is a small, nonliving particle that invades and then reproduces inside a living cell. Biologists consider viruses to be nonliving because viruses are not cells. ...

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    The solution determines which statements about viruses are not true.