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A student claims that viruses are alive because they have genetic material and can reproduce. Is this student’s claim correct?

A.Yes, viruses are alive because they can reproduce.

B.No, viruses are not alive because they rely on a host organism to be able to reproduce.***my answer***

C.Yes, viruses are alive because they have genetic material.

D.No, viruses are not alive because they do not have genetic material nor can they reproduce.

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  1. I know i am not a teacher but..... i searched up the answer so here it is.. : So were they ever alive? Most biologists say no. Viruses are not made out of cells, they can't keep themselves in a stable state, they don't grow, and they can't make their own energy. Even though they definitely replicate and adapt to their environment, viruses are more like androids than real living organisms. And here is the sight i got it from: khanacademy.org

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  2. I hope that was helpful <3 :3

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