Viruses as prey?
poets at ccmail.orst.edu
Fri Sep 1 09:57:54 EST 1995
This sounds more like some sort of commensal relationship rather than
predator-prey. Interesting concept though. I wonder what benefit the
helper virus gets out of the relationship?
brunstei at UNIXG.UBC.CA (John Brunstein) wrote:
> The post refers to 'satellite' viruses...ones which need both a host
> cell, and another virus, to replicate. Common in plant viruses, not so
> common in mammalian systems although AAV as mentioned is a good and
> common example.
> On 31 Aug 1995, EdRegis wrote:
> > Ian York writes:
> > >I must have missed it, because I'm sure that someone in this
> > >viruses-as-prey thread must have already pointed at hepatitis
> > >delta virus, adeno-associated virus, and some of the plant viroids.
> > >If not, then I just have.
> > No one's pointed this out till just now. Can you expand on this somewhat?
> > This is still a notch too cryptic for me to figure out. Which is prey
> > for what, and V.V.?
> > Ed
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