Created by George Rice, Montana State University "Viruses straddle the
definition of life. They lie somewhere between supra molecular complexes and
Sep 25, 2015 ... The diverse physical attributes, genome sizes and lifestyles of viruses make them
difficult to classify. A new study uses protein folds as ...
Aug 8, 2008 ... Although viruses challenge our concept of what "living" means, they are vital
members of the web of life.
The first step in answering these questions comes down to – are viruses alive or
dead? How do we determine whether something is alive? Let's compare viruses
Sep 28, 2015 ... Viruses have a huge impact on our lives, and we're making great strides into
understanding how to protect ourselves from the flu and HIV.
Viruses are not classified as being alive because they don't have their own
machinery for reproducing. They can only take over the machinery of cells,
www.ask.com/youtube?q=Are Viruses Alive?&v=VvTfkMhEw3g
Mar 6, 2013 ... Are viruses life forms or not? Scientists have been fighting about it for years, and
Anthony has more on the latest wrinkle in this seemingly ...
Sep 25, 2015 ... A new analysis supports the hypothesis that viruses are living entities that share
a long evolutionary history with cells, researchers report.
Jun 9, 2004 ... Viruses are not living things. Viruses are complicated assemblies of molecules,
including proteins, nucleic acids, lipids, and carbohydrates, but ...
Scientists are not sure whether viruses are living or non-living. In general,
scientists use a list of criteria to determine if something is alive. Let's look at some