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Sophie

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What's the difference between bacteria and viruses?

Sophie 
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What's the difference between bacteria and viruses?
« Reply #1 on: 02/06/2011 00:48:38 »
bacteria are living things, viruses are not.
bacteria are prokaryotic cells and have quite a complex ultrastructure.  whereas viruses are just some RNA/DNA in a protein coat.
 

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