Hot Zone/Coming Plague
poets at ccmail.orst.edu
Mon Jul 24 10:31:45 EST 1995
austin at netcom.com (Tommy Beach) wrote:
> I know, I couldn't believe that when I read it. He also called
> a virus a parasite which is a misnomer since a parasite is a
> plant, animal or bug and a virus is just a bundle of RNA or DNA.
> Thanks for the reference.
Actually, a "pretty good" working definition of a virus is, an obligate
intracellular parasite. That works about as well as defining a
vertebrate as an animal with an endoskeleton.
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