|MadSci Network: General Biology|
Dear Cathy; We can`t consider a seed just as a living organism.An egg or a seed, has the potential for giving rise a new organism.For a seed in order to germinate some factors like environmental and internal factors must be suitable for seed germination.Without presence of appropriate conditions seed will not germinate and will stay dormant. So for a seed we can say that it has the potential for giving rise a new plant. Also viruses are not considered as just living organism. Viruses can show life activities only when they enter a host organism. When a virus find a host like a bacterium, it will enter inside it and viruses will use the structures of bacterium for its benefits. Without a host , viruses will not show any life activities. For further information : firstname.lastname@example.org
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