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Virus vs. Bacteria

David Coates d.coates at leeds.ac.uk
Mon Oct 23 12:40:46 EST 1995


mjcann at med.cornell.edu (Martin Cann) wrote:
>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

Not to mention that many single celled organisms are not bacteria.....

DavidC





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