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Exception to Characteristics of Life.

Postby trus » Wed Jan 19, 2005 3:01 am

Greetings,

I have a bio quiz question that I cant seem to find the answer to and was wondering if any of you gifted individuals could help me out.

The question is:

What has all of the characteristics of life (ie, grows, reproduces, is made of cells) except does not have the last characteristic, which is “has DNA or RNA”?



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Postby biostudent84 » Wed Jan 19, 2005 6:32 am

Viruses =D
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Postby ERS » Wed Jan 19, 2005 6:52 am

do viruses really 'grow' though....
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Postby biostudent84 » Wed Jan 19, 2005 3:21 pm

That's true...knee-jerk reaction. Viruses have been up for debate for a long time.

Hmm....what else?
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Postby trus » Thu Jan 20, 2005 3:25 pm

Virus was my first guess too, but they contain RNA. So it must be something else. (This is a tough one!)
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Re: Exception to Characteristics of Life.

Postby 2810712 » Fri Jan 21, 2005 4:34 am

trus wrote:Greetings,

I have a bio quiz question that I cant seem to find the answer to and was wondering if any of you gifted individuals could help me out.

The question is:

What has all of the characteristics of life (ie, grows, reproduces, is made of cells) except does not have the last characteristic, which is “has DNA or RNA”?




~Paul

I think, we should first decide that in what sense should we take the words cell, grow, reproduce. It can be any thing - nonliving also.But , if it,s a question in bioquiz then can it be a non living thing?
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Postby mith » Fri Jan 21, 2005 4:48 am

red blood cells?
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Postby Poison » Fri Jan 21, 2005 11:46 am

I'm not sure but can it be PRION? I do not have so much knowledge about it but i know that it has neither DNA nor RNA. It is made of only protein.
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Postby bioguy » Sat Jan 22, 2005 8:32 am

a funguss?
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Postby ERS » Sat Jan 22, 2005 7:00 pm

prions do not grow, but they do carry a small bit of genetic material.
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Postby mith » Sun Jan 23, 2005 4:26 am

Anyone seen the virus in the movie Andromeda Strain?
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Postby thank.darwin » Thu Jan 27, 2005 8:42 pm

mithrilhack wrote:Anyone seen the virus in the movie Andromeda Strain?


No I haven't - is it a good movie?
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