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A very simple answer is lysogenic virus. it could still kill the cell eventually if it becomes lytic.

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No, it needs a host call because it doesn't have the ability to reproduce on its own. It does not have all of the characteristics of a cell.

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Q: What is a virus that replicates without killing the host cell called?
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