Are viruses living organisms?
ED at molbiol.uct.ac.za
Tue Nov 28 02:43:42 EST 1995
> Does anyone know of important conclusive studies or articles which
> show proof that viruses can be considered organisms? Also if you know a
> lot about this question please write to me, I'm in need of some expert
> evidence and advice which proves this fact for a research paper in my AP
> Biology class. Anything which will help me convince my teacher that
> viruses are organisms will be much appreciated.
Any biology teacher who thinks that viruses are not organisms needs
their head or their credentials examined.
For a quick fix (with references) look at
http://www.uct.ac.za/microbiology/virtut1.html (more up to date)
Ed Rybicki, PhD
Dept Microbiology | ed at molbiol.uct.ac.za
University of Cape Town | phone: x27-21-650-3265
Private Bag, Rondebosch | fax: x27-21-650 4023
7700, South Africa |
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