Wednesday, October 20, 2010

October 18th

Today we learned how we get sick. Pathogens are one way to get sick.
Viruses are considered both life and non life, since they ahve characteristics of both.
Life: Highly organized with genes
Non-Life: not cellular, cannot reproduce on own

Viruses infect a living cell. one way they do this is the lyctic cycle, where DNA is injected by virus into host cell to produce copies of virus.
DNA viruses usually reproduce in host cell's cytoplasm, sometimes in nucleus.
Prokaryotes have been around for 2 billion years.

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