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The antibiotics have no effect on viruses because

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Viruses show metabolism of their own
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Viruses are too small in size for antibiotics to act upon them
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Viruses show no metabolism of their own
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D
Viruses produce a thick covering and encyst themselves as endospore
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The correct option is D Viruses show no metabolism of their own
  • Antibiotics work by interfering with the metabolism generally, but viruses are parasites that can only reproduce inside a host cell.
  • They have no metabolism of their own. Viruses use the molecular structures and functions of the infected cells.
  • These are totally resistant to commonly used antibiotics. That's why antibiotics have no effect on viruses.
So, the correct answer is option C.

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