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Postby SWEngineer » Sun Oct 09, 2011 11:25 am

Which of these statements is not true as a general rule?

1. Microbial cells exist as single cells or in cell clusters
2. Microbial cells carry out their life processes independently
3. Microbial cells include both bacteria and viruses
4. Microbial cells exclude the cells of plants and animals

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Postby JackBean » Sun Oct 09, 2011 2:07 pm

No 2 isn't exactly correct, but there is other one you're looking for
http://www.biolib.cz/en/main/

Cis or trans? That's what matters.
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Postby Cat » Fri Oct 21, 2011 3:29 am

Look for the statement analogous to:

humans in general have influenza...
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Postby choozi » Sat Oct 22, 2011 3:16 pm

No.3 is quite incorrect because virus is acellular. It can not be considered as a microbial cell.
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Postby daniel.kurz » Fri Oct 28, 2011 5:37 am

choozi wrote:No.3 is quite incorrect because virus is acellular. It can not be considered as a microbial cell.

But the microbial cell can include viruses and cells. Just a word play on the word "include". What does the author mean by include? Is the cell within another cell and is the virus inside a cell? Is it included in that sense?
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Postby JackBean » Mon Oct 31, 2011 12:15 pm

in analogy, does the microbial cell include bacteria?
http://www.biolib.cz/en/main/

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