What things are considered to be intermediate between bacteria and viruses?

CurioCity
29 April 2014

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Question

What things are considered to be intermediate between bacteria and viruses?

Answer

There isn't anything really known as an "evolutionary link" between viruses and bacteria, however the closest thing would be obligately intracellular bacteria, that require a host for their DNA Replication cycle, just as viruses do. This includes bacteria such as chlamydiophila and rickettsia that cannot complete their life cycle without a eukaryotic cell as a host.

Answered By: Dr. Monique Haakensen

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