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Obligate parasite

obligate parasite

A parasite that cannot lead an independent nonparasitic existence, in contrast to facultative parasite.

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Basic questions about cells..

Virus cannot autonomously replicate. It's an obligate parasite of a cell. Think of it as a large multimolecular complex which can use replicative enzymes ...

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