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Virus vs. Bacteria

Martin Cann mjcann at med.cornell.edu
Sun Oct 22 12:56:26 EST 1995


In article <pemanuel-1710951131040001 at beaker.ab.umd.edu>,
pemanuel at umabnet.ab.edu (Peter) wrote:
> > I´d 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
> alone.
> 
> 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?

Many viruses possess RNA genomes.  Peter this is so basic you should have
known it!!!

Martin



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