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Offline maheen

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can anybody tell me how to differentiate b/w a virus and bacterium...???
i m soooo sooooo confused ???
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Re: What is the difference between a bacterium and a virus?
« Reply #1 on: 20/06/2009 08:16:09 »
Do you have any ideas?
 

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Re: What is the difference between a bacterium and a virus?
« Reply #2 on: 20/06/2009 08:20:31 »
Here are eight articles you can read: http://www.helium.com/knowledge/8954-the-difference-between-bacteria-and-viruses

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Re: What is the difference between a bacterium and a virus?
« Reply #3 on: 20/06/2009 08:22:03 »
well both causes infection nd viruses requirs host cell to infect ::) w/c bacteria wont nd strutrally both r differnt  ???
 

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Re: What is the difference between a bacterium and a virus?
« Reply #4 on: 20/06/2009 08:25:15 »
wow thax for da articles  :D really worth readin thumbs up for yu [O8)]
 

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Re: What is the difference between a bacterium and a virus?
« Reply #5 on: 20/06/2009 08:30:52 »
nd strutrally both r differnt  ???
Yes, they are.

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Viruses are not cells, but have a protein coat or capsid, surrounding a nucleic acid. In some viruses the nucleic acid is DNA (eg hepatitis B virus), in others it is RNA (eg HIV). In some viruses, the capsid is surrounded by an envelope of liquid and proteins, derived from the plasma membrane of the previous host cell.
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Re: What is the difference between a bacterium and a virus?
« Reply #6 on: 20/06/2009 08:43:28 »
well both causes infection
This is not true, what about all the bacteria in your mouth and inside your stomach?
 

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Re: What is the difference between a bacterium and a virus?
« Reply #7 on: 20/06/2009 09:04:57 »
wht do u say abt mycobacterium tuberculosis its also a bacteria dat causes tb so...??? ???
 

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Re: What is the difference between a bacterium and a virus?
« Reply #8 on: 20/06/2009 09:09:11 »
Some do, some don't. Not ALL cause infection. Otherwise we'll all be dead.
 

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