Viruses as prey?

James C. Harrison hexis at
Fri Sep 1 23:01:19 EST 1995

I doubt if anybody has researched the possibility, but I bet various 
protista harvest marine viruses for their proteins and nucleic acids. Sea 
water has a heck of a lot of virus in it. Hard to believe all that good 
stuff isn't recycled by something. (For the most part the viruses would 
not be dangerous to the injesting organism since they wouldn't match up 


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