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Viruses are organized biological entities that possess DNA or RNA that allow them to replicate. However, they lack some fundamental characteristic that prevents them from being considered either a prokaryotic or eukaryotic cell. Indeed, they are not considered a form of life.

Viruses are NOT classified as living cells because they

A

have a proteinaceous rather than lipid covering.

B

do not possess their own genome.

C

cannot replicate alone.

D

possess only protein bound organelles.

E

replicate using the host's DNA.

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