One origin? (viral evolution)
jcclark at CSUPOMONA.EDU
Fri Jul 20 19:39:41 CDT 2001
At 12:27 PM 7/20/01, Ken Kinman wrote:
> My view is that viruses (sensu lato) preceded cells, and that the
>earliest living biochemical pathways developed in an acellular "organic
>soup" (as it is called).
Then why is it that every known virus is an obligate intercellular parasite
that has no metabolism or replication independent of its host?
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