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Parasitic Bacteria?

Postby caite » Sat Jun 25, 2005 7:31 pm

Do scientists consider parasitic bacteria alive or not?

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Postby shaunie » Sat Jun 25, 2005 8:05 pm

Well, for something to be classed as bacteria,and bacteria being classed as a living organism, i guess they do.
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Postby Poison » Sun Jun 26, 2005 5:36 pm

Yes, bacteria are considered to be alive.
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Postby EmmVeePee » Sun Jun 26, 2005 5:41 pm

To reiterate, all bacteria are alive, or were alive. A virus isn't alive.
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Postby fab » Mon Jul 11, 2005 3:26 pm

It can be argued whether or not a virus is alive. They may not fufill the official requirements of a living organism, but they still reproduce and evolve, so I would call them aliveish. I suppose it all depends on how you define life.

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Postby James » Mon Jul 11, 2005 4:01 pm

Yes, that's already been argued about long and hard on this forum :P
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Postby Poison » Mon Jul 11, 2005 5:29 pm

fab wrote:It can be argued whether or not a virus is alive. They may not fufill the official requirements of a living organism, but they still reproduce and evolve, so I would call them aliveish. I suppose it all depends on how you define life.

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