Do viruses live?
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Module 1: Organisms, Nutrients and Digestion

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Biology - Do viruses live?

Do viruses live?

[Electron Micrograph scan of a HIV virus infecting a cell]

Electron Micrograph scan of a HIV virus infecting a cell

[Electron Micrograph scan of HIV - budding out of human lymphocytes ]

Electron Micrograph scan of HIV - budding out of human lymphocytes

Viruses are tiny particles made out of DNA and RNA. They infect cells and
force them to produce more viruses.

There is debate among scientists as to whether viruses are living or not.


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