A Couple of Questions

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A Couple of Questions

Post by Amajeln » Thu Dec 06, 2007 9:56 pm

Hello everybody, before I start my questions I would like to just briefly introduce myself. My name is Alex and I am a freshman at a high school. Now yes this is young, but I want to become something in the biological field. Tomorrow I have a big quiz. I need some re-assurance on some answers.

1. Are most bacteria good or bad?
2. Are viruses living?
3. What makes the body do the cell-mediated response instead of the humorous response.
4. The point of a bacteria phage is to remove bacteria and cause more viruses?


P.S I am sure that these question are like saying 1, 2, 3 to those in college and above.

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Post by mith » Thu Dec 06, 2007 11:15 pm

1. Neutral, we do not interact with "most" bacteria on a daily basis.

2. We have a couple of threads on it. Do a forum search.

3. They target different types of problems.

4. Find the definition of a phage.
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Post by volcob » Sun Dec 23, 2007 7:48 am

1) we only know about 10% of existing bactria but I believe that most of them are beneficial but I don wana use the term "good" for that. they arent good or bad at all it all just depend on how we interact with them

2)viruses satisfy only few of the many biological signs and conditions set before one can be considered a living or not.

viruses outside the body is considered to be "dead",inert or simply bio-molecules but once inside it functions as if it is alive

3) cell mediated responce are usually trigered by a family of cytokines
most viral infections triger this response

4)clarify what you mean... :?:

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