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Host

An organism that is infected with or is fed upon by a parasitic or pathogenic organism (for example, a virus, nematode, fungus). The term can also be applied, loosely, to a plant supporting an epiphyte. An animal or plant that nourishes and supports a parasite; the host does not benefit and is often harmed by the association.(medicine) recipient of transplanted tissue or organ from a donor.An organism that a parasite is situated within.


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AIDS Vaccination

... is a very interesting virus and it has many qualities that make it difficult to deal with, such as it being very fast and being able to take over host cells, please post your thoughts below

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by superdan294
Sun Mar 30, 2014 11:17 am
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: AIDS Vaccination
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by piscilactovegetarian
Sun Feb 16, 2014 3:03 pm
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Are predators always smarter than their prey?
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Re: A theoretical question - Genetic manipulation

Ethanol synthesis, that would work in some way, but the behavior that is caused by that would be obviously subjective to the host - not everyone behaves the same drunk. What I'm talking about is something that would change brain function to emit a pre-determined emotional and cognitive ...

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by Maitreya
Mon Dec 09, 2013 2:25 am
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: A theoretical question - Genetic manipulation
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Views: 4173

A theoretical question - Genetic manipulation

... the wheel? As far as affecting personality, how about a virus that would introduce a set of genes required for ethanol synthesis directly into a host? In terms of natural immunity, the mechanism is the same one that prevents most viruses from causing disease in unrelated organisms - differences ...

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by Cat
Sun Dec 08, 2013 6:49 pm
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: A theoretical question - Genetic manipulation
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