What is the difference between a bacterium and a virus?
#85902. Asked by sm_2014. (Sep 15 07 9:10 PM)
The differences between viruses and bacteria are numerous. Viruses are the smallest and simplest life form known. They are 10 to 100 times smaller than bacteria. The biggest difference between viruses and bacteria is that viruses must have a living host - like a plant or animal - to multiply, while most bacteria can grow on non-living surfaces.
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