Why don't viruses respond outside a living body?

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Viruses are just small pieces of RNA(Ribonucleic Acid) or DNA(Deoxyribose Nucleic Acid) wrapped in a protein layer that protect their genetic material. This means that viruses need a host cell to make them able to live as they cannot replicate on their own. So, viruses don\'t respond outside a living body.

Updated on 10-Oct-2022 13:27:24