Is there anything that eats viruses?

  • 2 Replies
  • 3728 Views

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

*

Jesse

  • Guest
Is there anything that eats viruses?
« on: 24/04/2010 18:30:02 »
Jesse asked the Naked Scientists:
   
Hey Naked Scientists, is there anything that eats viruses?

Thanks!

What do you think?
« Last Edit: 24/04/2010 18:30:02 by _system »

*

Offline Bored chemist

  • Neilep Level Member
  • ******
  • 8854
    • View Profile
Is there anything that eats viruses?
« Reply #1 on: 25/04/2010 15:31:33 »
Just about anything that eats will eat viruses from time to time. On the other hand I doubt there's anything that eats viruses as a significant part of their diet.
Please disregard all previous signatures.

*

Offline gbc89

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • 24
    • View Profile
Is there anything that eats viruses?
« Reply #2 on: 27/04/2010 23:44:55 »
virophages eat/destroy viruses.
there's practically a phage for anything, even for phages there probably exist phages.
it's just as nature itself but even on cellular level.
like the food chain pyramid, the question of supply and demand.
« Last Edit: 27/04/2010 23:50:53 by gbc89 »