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Lcm-lassa complex viruses

Lcm-lassa complex viruses

One of two groups of viruses in the arenavirus genus and considered part of the old world complex. It includes lassa virus and lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus, although the latter has worldwide distribution now.


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... of evolution and NS. It is also interesting to think whether (some?) viruses have also evolved in a similar manner: they were originally more complex, but they've given up every part from their structure whose function the target cell ...

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by biohazard
Wed Jul 01, 2009 6:53 am
 
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Re: Intelligent Design?

... a gradual formation of self-replicating molecules that became more complex due to competition of free building blocks for their copies. There ... can be said "this is life now, it's not inorganic anymore." Viruses even today blur the line between live and inanimate particles. Prions ...

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by biohazard
Tue Apr 07, 2009 6:04 am
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Intelligent Design?
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Re: Are any of these "alive": prions, viroids, virions?

... of borderline cases like everybody knows. I usually like to think that viruses (here, virions) are 'false dead' when they are outside cells, and ... This being said, they (or some of them) have possibly evolved from more complex viruses, so if those were alive, why wouldn't viroids be - life probably ...

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by biohazard
Wed Mar 26, 2008 2:22 pm
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Are any of these "alive": prions, viroids, virions?
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Are any of these "alive": prions, viroids, virions?

I voted not alive. Yes they are complex things but it's just not the same as lets say a bacterium. Virions, viruses and prions are just made up of some proteins and nucleic acid, which are equivalent to a small ...

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by Sepals
Tue Mar 25, 2008 3:35 pm
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Are any of these "alive": prions, viroids, virions?
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Not even wrong

... beneficial molecules can enter a cell. A virus is blocked. So good, viruses aren't really a threat. I spent a truckload of money on Tamiflu for ... the DNA strand into two.(before transcription) Simply wrong. This so complex system could not have originated by chance. When the details of cell ...

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by MrMistery
Sat Feb 02, 2008 3:40 pm
 
Forum: Biology Movies
Topic: miracles inside our cells
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