A virus is considered as a living organism and an obligate parasite when inside a host cell. But virus is not classified along with bacteria or fungi. What are the characters of virus that are similar to non-living objects?
Viruses are considered as living when they are inside a host but outside any host they are reffered to as non-living due to their
(a) inert nature
(b) inability to reproduce
(c) lack of cellular organisation
(d) inability for growth and cell division
These characters potraited by viruses make them identical to non-living organisms. Viruses are considered a connecting link between living and non-living organisms.