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Are viruses and bacteria the same?

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03/22/2013

No. viruses are smaller and can only reproduce inside another living cell

bacteria are bigger and can reproduce unaided. Also, viruses are nonliving.
No. Bacteria are living single-celled organisms, while viruses are non-living, they consist of a string of DNA or RNA inside a protein coat.