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3 FACTS About Viruses
June 18, 2016

3 FACTS About Viruses

1. Some parasitic wasps lay eggs in caterpillars, where they mature into adult wasps. The wasp eggs contain a virus, encoded in the wasp genome, which prevents the caterpillar from rejecting the eggs. 2. There are a million virus particles per milliliter of seawater – for a global total of 1030 virions! Lined up end to end, they would stretch 200 million light…

Difference Between virus and Bacteria for Kids
November 6, 2016

Difference Between virus and Bacteria for Kids

Infection is generally defined as the invasion of the body by microorganisms causing disease and harm. Infectious diseases are caused by viruses and bacteria, but did you know that these are two different things? Viruses Viruses are microscopic pathogens that infect living cells and tissues. They are the smallest kind of microbe, with the size ranging from around…

Bacteria Fungi and Viruses facts
December 28, 2014

Bacteria Fungi and Viruses facts

You wake up and for a few seconds, you feel okay. But when you sit up, it suddenly all hits you. Your head feels stuffy, your nose is running, and you feel hot all over. These symptoms are all signs that your body is fighting an infection. But how did you get an infection? Infections happen when you get a pathogen inside your body. Pathogens are parasitic , and…

Microorganisms Viruses Information
December 12, 2016

Microorganisms Viruses Information

Infectious diseases are caused by microorganisms such as viruses, bacteria, fungi or parasites and can spread between individuals. What is an infectious disease? Infectious diseases are caused by microorganisms such as viruses, bacteria, fungi or parasites. Microorganisms that cause disease are collectively called pathogens. Pathogens cause disease either by…

Are Bacteria and Viruses prokaryotes or Eukaryote
June 7, 2017

Are Bacteria and Viruses prokaryotes or Eukaryote

From prokaryotes to eukaryotes Living things have evolved into three large clusters of closely related organisms, called domains : Archaea, Bacteria, and Eukaryota. Archaea and Bacteria are small, relatively simple cells surrounded by a membrane and a cell wall, with a circular strand of DNA containing their genes. They are called prokaryotes. Virtually all…

Virus and Fungi
October 25, 2016

Virus and Fungi

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — A newly discovered virus infecting the fungus that causes white-nose syndrome in bats could help scientists and wildlife agencies track the spread of the disease that is decimating bat populations in the United States, a new study suggests. Regional variations in this virus could provide clues that would help researchers better understand…