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1:00 PM | December 05, 2012
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Biology concepts – bacterial immunity, bacteriophage, antibioticsThere are recognized characteristics that all living organisms share. However, they are not black and white; take a look at these characteristics and think about fire. Fire grows, consumes energy, gives off energy, metabolizes, reproduces. So if fire can be fit into some of these, maybe an argument can be made for viruses?Manyscientists do not consider viruses a form of life, but that doesn’t mean the idea […]

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