Monday, March 17, 2008

Prepare to be Assimalated

Today in my schooling I learned about viruses. On the right is the cold virus which looks like its from another planet. It attaches to the surface of a bacterium, injects its genetic material into bacterium, material takes over cell functions, cell starts to produce more proteins and genetic material, the genetic material and proteins assemble into viruses that fill the bacterium, and the bacterium bursts releasing new viruses to infect more cells.

0.0 Sounds very scary and the right picture is a "real" cold virus. Another thing about viruses is they are not living things! Must be robots.


stephen said...

Sounds kind of scary. No wonder they are so hard to get rid of.

Keep working hard in school.

Keira said...

Not living things? I'm amazed.

Ric said...

It's importantthat things posted on the internet are accurate. People using the internet may easily be misled by others' errors which they take for fact. The picture you have labelled a cold virus is, in fact, a Phage virus whose target, far from our nasal mucosa, would be bacteria. Please check your facts better.

Annoyed Girl said...

Thanks Ric, that's what I was going to say!