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The only thing that a virus does is to get inside a host cell and reproduce. It is not considered a living organism and do not need nutrition.

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Viruses do not need nutrition, they only need a host cell, such as a human, which is a living organism. They only use the hosts(living organisms) to reproduce and to produce many copies of itself.

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they do not need nutrition

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What is the mode of nutrition in viruses?

Viruses don't feed themselves so there is no mode of nutrition. They are parasites.

What is the mode of nutrition of viruses?

As we all know that viruses is not considered as living things, So it do not need nutrition.

How do viruses obtain nutrition?

From the host cell. They do not have a metabolism outside of the cell

How do pitbulls gain muscle?

goog nutrition and excersice.

Which animals gain their nutrition solely from plants?


How do you use nutrition in a sentence?

Nutrition is an important part of daily health.You will gain more nutrition from a fruit salad than you will from a McDonalds hamburger.

How are the common ailments of the respiratory system caught?

by means of viruses,, and also unhealthy nutrition..

Can you gain nutrition from sperms if you eat it?

Yeah, there is a lot of zinc an calcium.

Why do viruses multiply in cells?

What viruses do is they are not living, so they use the cell's life to 'reproduce'. They take all of the cell's nutrition and use that to multiply. Then the cell is dead, and the viruses go on to take over more cells.

What mcdonalds food make you gain weight in your butt?

This is not how nutrition works. Where you gain weight... if you gain weight... has more to do with heredity than with what specific foods you eat.

What is the advantage of viruses?

Hackers use viruses to gain information about people they infect the virus with. This includes valuable pictures, contacts, and more.

How do bacteria and viruses take in glucose as nutrition?

Bacteria take glucose through food or photosynthesis.Virus do not get glucose.

What one of the 7 life processes can viruses not do?

VIruses can only reproduce. They can not respire, excrete, nutrition, grow, they don't have sensetivity either. Remember: viruses still are living things because they have genes in them.:) hope it helped. thanks! :P

What vitamins make you gain weight?

I found Lindberg Nutrition Pink Pack caused me and two friends to gain weight. In fat or in muscle?

True or false Can some viruses have a membranous envelope surrounding their protein coat and the envelope helps the viruses gain entry into host cells?


Do some viruses have a membrane envelope surrounding their protein coat?

Yes, this is true, some viruses have a membranous envelope surrounding their protein coat, and the envelope helps the viruses gain entry into the host cells.

Where does a virus live?

Viruses live almost everywhere around us in places such as the soil and air.Different viruses may infect plants,animals or even bacteria .Viruses try to gain access to the machinery in the cell in order to make more viruses.

Why is Human nutrition important?

You have to balance your nutrition or you will gain weight or lose too much it is a healthier lifestyle to balance out your meal a watch the intake of calories you consume a day.

What causes weight gain to stop during pregnancy?

Usually what stops weight gain in a pregnancy is that your baby is not getting anymore nutrition causing it not to grow anymore.

What is the mode of nutrition of kingdom monera?

The Kingdom Monera is comprised of single celled bacteria and other single celled organisms. These organisms gain nutrition from small sugars such as glucose.

Why is the sun important to the food chains?

It provides nutrition to the plants, the plants provide food for the animal part of the chain, animals eat the plants (that includes humans) and gain nutrition.

How do unicellular organisms obtain their water and nutrition?

Unicellular organisms generally use osmosis to gain water.

Are viruses autotrophic or heterotrophic?

Neither. They simply enter cells and reproduce, they do not need nutrition. This is one reason they are not considered truly alive.

What does VIRUS eat?

A virus uses the metabolism of its host cell for its reproductive needs. Viruses need no nutrition themselves, as they are not living organisms.

How do you gain height in teens without pills?

Proper nutrition--get enough protein and calcium; consult with a health professional.

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