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Offline neilep

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Dearest Virologists,

(doesn't one work here ?  ;D)

Viruses are like....well nasty !..though they do look pretty !

look, here's one !



Don't ask me which one it is ....all I can tell ewe is that it's green with bobbly bits !

Viruses can only reproduce inside ewe or me or inside something else eh ?

So, how did the first virus come about ?...It had to be " born" inside a host yes ?...does that mean viruses are human/animal made (do plants get viruses ?)


whajafink ?



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« Reply #1 on: 18/03/2009 19:08:14 »
Hey,

Don't really know the answer but i do know plants get viruses as well. Such as the Pepper mild mottle virus.
 

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« Reply #2 on: 18/03/2009 19:33:53 »
Hey,

Don't really know the answer but i do know plants get viruses as well. Such as the Pepper mild mottle virus.

Thanks Chum,

so, even poor plants get viruses too !..damn those pesky virus thingys !!
 

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« Reply #3 on: 18/03/2009 21:54:40 »
Ewe might be amazed to hear that the largest biomass on Earth is made up of viral material; that you're very own genome is mostly bits of old retroviral sequence that doesn't do anything - I mean that in the nicest possible way, of course.

I don't know where viruses come from but it's safe to say they are ancient life forms. If you have an interest in viruses you may like to see this:

http://blakestyger.livejournal.com/

Its format is an interview with an imaginary magazine but it's a piece of coursework really.
 

lyner

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« Reply #4 on: 22/03/2009 23:28:54 »
Hey, blakestyger
That was an excellent link. I couldn't put it down.
 

blakestyger

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« Reply #5 on: 24/03/2009 23:49:46 »
Thanks - glad you liked it.
 

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