>In article <45pffl$mte at vivaldi.telepac.pt>, vortex at telepac.pt (Luis
>>> Hi to all.
>>>> IYd like some one to explaine me what is the difference between a
>> Virus and a Bacteria.
>>A bacteria is a single celled organism capable of replicating on its own
>A virus is an obligate intracellular parasite which relies upon a host to
>propogate. By some definitions it is not alive since it cannot exist
>>Each has a DNA genome which encode their proteins however a virus often
>relies upon host proteins to fufill its functions.
>>Luis this is so basic you could have looked it up. Why didn't you?
Gee Peter, for a minute there I thought you were describing rickettsiae.
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