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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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Virus Questions [Science Fiction]

... Viruses can't translate their genetic material into proteins except by hijacking a cell. It will have to build its body from inside the host. Maybe this virus hijacks the reproductive system to grow itself. Unfortunately, I don't see how something as complicated and coordinated as embrylogical ...

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by wildfunguy
Wed Dec 03, 2014 12:31 am
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Virus Questions [Science Fiction]
Replies: 3
Views: 1555

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Since viruses are not alive, the answer to ALL your questions is NO. BTW how do you imagine slime mold assembling? Viruses live only inside their hosts and there's ongoing discussion whether they are alive outside of hosts, but there is no metabolism, no perception etc. As far as I know, slime ...

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by Tenebrae
Wed Nov 26, 2014 9:13 pm
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Virus Questions [Science Fiction]
Replies: 3
Views: 1555

Virus Questions [Science Fiction]

... the door of science fiction and flesh the race out. Unlike you and I, they wouldn't produce much waste... Instead, they would simply grapple a host and proceed to break their cellular structure down into additional viruses to replace those that have died off through the course of time. I assume ...

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by Tenebrae
Tue Nov 25, 2014 4:43 am
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Virus Questions [Science Fiction]
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Views: 1555

Re: How did endosymbionts coordinate replication?

If you could link me to a scholarly article that describes how after endosymbiosis, the bacterial cell and it's eukaryotic host coordinated replication Maybe this helps? http://rstb.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/365/1541/699.full.pdf

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by sosippus
Wed Sep 24, 2014 8:51 pm
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: How did endosymbionts coordinate replication?
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Views: 9908

Re: Science vs. Science Fiction, non-scientist needs help

... the "collective intelligence". Here is some info on some of the points: [*]Bacteria often use iron, (though often this comes from a host http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1016/0307-4412(83)90043-2/pdf, http://www.dbi.ca/books/PDFs/Water-Paper.PDF). [*]Bioluminescent bacteria ...

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by sosippus
Wed Sep 24, 2014 8:16 pm
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Science vs. Science Fiction, non-scientist needs help
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