I am interested in the genisis of viruses and thier classification as a
living organism in it's pre infection form.
I understand that viruses are inert until they can combine thier DNA with
that of a living cell.
My question's are:
- are viruses still classified as viruses after infecting cells, or are
these cells simply classified as malignant?
- If infected cells are not classified as viruses, how is it that viruses
come to be? If they are inert they do not have metabolic processes or