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How do viruses use energy?

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โˆ™ 2010-05-30 16:49:34

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If you're talking about biological viruses, they dont actually need energy as they are mostly proteins and are inactive most of the time and become active only when they reach a host like a bacterium or any other cell. Its pure thermodynamics on how the virus attaches itself and injects DNA/RNA into the host. So there is no need for energy

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