Viruses have no self metabolism nor ability to reproduce autonomously, but bacteria can reproduce, grow and metabolize without the help of another cell.
An easy way to think about it is this: If all life in the Universe were to die, but bacteria were left in tact (alive), they would survive and continue to live and reproduce. If bacteria were wiped out as well as all other life, but viruses were unaffected (left in tact), they would all disintegrate/decay (fall apart) fairly quickly and there is no conceivable way they could reproduce.
This is because the virus isn't alive, it is just a collection of molecules that living things will "copy" (reproduce) if they come into contact with them, due to the particular interactions the living cell has with those viral molecules.
Viruses are prokaryotes and not Eukaryotes. Therefore they are not alive. Since it is not considered to be alive they do not belong in the 5 kingdom classification; Monera, Fungi, Plantae, Animalia, Protista. Bacteria are living once celled organisms and belong to either bacteria or Archaea. *Viruses not considered alive because they need a host to be able to reproduce. They cannot reproduce on their own.
Viruses are not alive.
-viruses and alive but bacteria is -viruses spread but dont multiply or change in your body, bacteria are alive and are often evolving -viruses cannot be treated, but bacteria can be eliminated with chemincals and anitbiotics
Viruses are not alive!
According to the Kingdoms of Life, viruses are living organisms. Viruses consist of Bacteria, and bacteria is alive, therefore viruses are alive.
Easy answer: Bacteria are alive and viruses probably are not.
Bacteria are considered to be living but viruses are not.
Viruses cannot survive outside a host. -apex
bacteria is but for viruses some scientists believe they are alive and others think they dont so i can't give you an answer to that
Viruses are smaller than bacteria because bacteria are unicellular organisms whereas viruses are not even alive.
Antibodies within the body fight both bacteria and viruses. Antibiotics kill bacteria and not viruses. Antibiotics do not fight viruses because viruses are not alive.
Viruses are not considered alive because they cannot reproduce on their own. They must invade another cell or bacteria and implant their genetic material into that organism's genome in order to replicate.
bacteria causes viruses 2nd Answer: My apologies, but the first answer is totally untrue. Both bacteria and viruses can cause disease, but bacteria are alive, and viruses are not. They both contain RNA/DNA to assure they are replicated correctly.
They arent alive
not on viruses though because viruses arent "alive" they are not living creatures, they are inanimate objects and other words for not alive
Viruses are (debatably) not alive while bacteria are; meaning they are smaller and require a living host to survive. Bacteria are killed with antibiotics, but viruses are not.
Viruses are not considered to be living organisms as they cannot reproduce on their own, they need a host cell.
Viruses are not considered alive because they dont have many of the charaistics that scientists have with living things
Viruses are not considered alive because they lack the ability to reproduce unless they have a host to reproduce for them. When viruses are not attache to a living cell they lose all living characteristics.
Because viruses are not bacteria. Antibiotics only work on bacteria. (Viruses are not actually alive . . . they enter a bacterium and take control of its function.)
is e.coli alive i think its alive Yes. E.Coli is a type of bacteria and bacteria are considered forms of life.
Bacteria are larger than viruses, and there are viruses which infect bacteria.
One is caused by bacteria and the other is caused by viruses. Only bacterial diseases can be successfully treated with antibiotics. Bacteria are alive, viruses are not. Viruses invade bacteria and take over their properties, including the ability to infect.
Any, they are even deadly than bacteria and might not be alive.
Viruses are acellular; they are not composed of a cell, and therefore are not alive. Bacteria are composed of a single cell and therefore are considered living.Viruses are very much smaller around 10x than the average bacteria and are composed of little more than DNA or RNA (retro-viruses ex HIV) and a protective cover. Bacteria are prokaryotes meaning they have no membrane bound cellular organs but are more complex in structure than the virus.Viruses replicate by invasion of a host cell integrating it's DNA/RNA into the host and having the host translate protein products to create new viruses which rupture through the cell wall of the host often stealing a membrane from the host in the process. This means all viruses must reproduce on/in something alive(biotic).Bacteria reproduce by cell division. Bacteria do not have to have biotics to reproduce, they can reproduce in any suitable environment where growth is not limited.I know that they are different because viruses are 10,000 times smaller than bacteria, antiboitics cannot kill viruses like they kill bacteria, and viruses need a living host to reproduce when bacteria produces on its own by binary fission.