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Host cell

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noun, plural: host cells

(1) A cell that harbors foreign molecules, viruses, or microorganisms. For example, a cell being host to a virus.

(2) A cell that has been introduced with DNA (or RNA), such as a bacterial cell acting as a host cell for the DNA isolated from a bacteriophage.


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Virus Questions [Science Fiction]

... 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 ...

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by wildfunguy
Wed Dec 03, 2014 12:31 am
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Virus Questions [Science Fiction]
Replies: 3
Views: 1475

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... do you imagine slime mold assembling? Viruses live only inside their hosts and there's ongoing discussion whether they are alive outside of hosts, ... be a lot more feasible if I shift gears from a virus to a viral-like cell?

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by Tenebrae
Wed Nov 26, 2014 9:13 pm
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Virus Questions [Science Fiction]
Replies: 3
Views: 1475

Virus Questions [Science Fiction]

... the same species , hold a thought and work in a manner akin to a brain cell? Basically, I'm interested in whether or not these are theoretically ... wouldn't produce much waste... Instead, they would simply grapple a host and proceed to break their cellular structure down into additional viruses ...

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by Tenebrae
Tue Nov 25, 2014 4:43 am
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Virus Questions [Science Fiction]
Replies: 3
Views: 1475

Re: How did endosymbionts coordinate replication?

... 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?
Replies: 14
Views: 9778

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

... 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, ... [*]Cell to cell interaction: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cell%E2%80%93cell_interaction#Cell_interactions_between_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
Replies: 5
Views: 6025
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