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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.


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Living or not? (viruses,viroids and prions).

... either the ancestral virus had a larger collection and its descendants have lost different ones, or each virus picked up different genes from its hosts through a process called horizontal gene transfer. The authors favor the former explanation, because most of the genes specific to one of the ...

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by Sumanth001
Sun Dec 08, 2013 12:37 pm
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Living or not? (viruses,viroids and prions).
Replies: 15
Views: 4952

Living or not? (viruses,viroids and prions).

... some characteristics with viruses. They're no ordinary parasites, they're obligate intracellular parasites , entering inside the cells of their hosts as a requirement for survival (thus making it "obligatory"). The chlamydias have two forms, transforming into the reproductive reticulate ...

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by wildfunguy
Thu Oct 17, 2013 10:20 pm
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Living or not? (viruses,viroids and prions).
Replies: 15
Views: 4952

Re:

... to the environment, reproduce, and metabolize. Viruses can do at least 3 of these things, but only by taking over the cellular equipment of their hosts. They cannot do these things independently. Calling a virus a living thing would be like calling a flashdrive a computer. When you insert the ...

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by wildfunguy
Tue Oct 01, 2013 2:04 pm
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Living or not? (viruses,viroids and prions).
Replies: 15
Views: 4952

Re: Living or not? (viruses,viroids and prions).

Are viruses more related to eachother or to their hosts? Can they evolve?

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by wildfunguy
Sun Sep 29, 2013 1:09 pm
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Living or not? (viruses,viroids and prions).
Replies: 15
Views: 4952

Please comment this theory, is this theory correct?

... it should be published right? Maybe others can improve that theory and then one day the cure against cancer will be found. I have a website which hosts an alternative cancer treatment protocol, using the compounds quercetin + ascorbic acid + free radicals: http://www.acancer.info/ Unfortunately, ...

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by schang1984
Thu Aug 15, 2013 4:12 pm
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Please comment this theory, is this theory correct?
Replies: 5
Views: 2758
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