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Why are viruses not considered alive? In the explanation, include the criteria that must be met for something to be considered alive.© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 10, 2019, 5:10 am ad1c9bdddf
Question: Why are viruses not considered alive?
When considering whether or not a virus is alive, it is helpful to consider the criteria used to define life. There are 7 criteria used, and all must be met for something to be considered alive.
Let us consider each criterion separately to determine if a virus is alive.
1) Order. Order refers to specific organization within a living organism. Many viruses have very well defined organization. For example, each ...
This solution discusses whether viruses are considered alive. This solution discusses the seven criterion for considering whether a virus is alive, including: order, regulation, growth and development, energy utilization, response to environment, reproduction and evolution. The explanation is given in 295 words with one reference.