Viruses are intermediate between living and non-living objects.
They resemble non-living objects in
(i) Lacking protoplast.
(ti) Ability to get crystallized.
(iii) High specific gravity which is found only in non-living objects.
(iv} Absence of respiration and energy storing system.
(v) Absence of growth and division.
(vi) Cannot live independent of a living cell.
They resemble living objects in
(i) Presence of genetic material (DNA or RNA).
(ii) Property of mutation.
(iv) Can grow and multiply inside the host cell.