Science bitch!. . did you know? The werld' e largest virus has a unique genome. 93% of it {lees net seem to match with any other organism' s DNA. This hints at
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Science bitch!

did you know?
The werld' e largest virus has a unique
genome. 93% of it {lees net seem to match
with any other organism' s DNA. This hints at a
fourth demain of life.
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User avatar #2 - quitethedelicacy (09/03/2013) [+] (6 replies)
Unique genomes discovered in virus.

Life on Mars confirmed.
User avatar #3 to #2 - asheskirata (09/03/2013) [-]
fossilized bacteria found on mars, life on mars confirmed.
#18 - renegadejack (09/04/2013) [+] (1 reply)
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#14 - Bluemistake (09/04/2013) [+] (4 replies)
Someone care to explain as in how it's different? Are we talking a different sequence of base pairs or different nucleotides which would just be weird as balls
User avatar #16 to #14 - semperkillusmc (09/04/2013) [-]
basically small differences in DNA make big differences in what the organism is. we share over 50% of our DNA with pretty much every plant species on earth. The fact that this virus is so different from even other viruses means that though viruses are technically not a form of life they are in a classification all of their own. One theory is that the virus could have hitched a ride on a space rock from another part of the galaxy where life has also sprung up. It would be one of the only explanations as to why the RNA is so different than any other life that evolved on earth. This could mean that where this virus originated could also have over time developed more complex organisms like bacteria and they multicellular organisms and then complex life such as plants and animals. It basically means we are not alone in the universe. Weather there is intelligent life is still highly debatable but it can almost confirm that there is another part of the galaxy that sustains life
User avatar #29 - clydeninetyseven (09/04/2013) [+] (1 reply)
uh. viruses aren't considered alive soo
#32 to #29 - toensix (09/04/2013) [-]
God damn it Funnyjunk! This is true damnit and every time I see it it's downvoted(I just voted this one up to zero). Yeah I know it's ******* weird but virusus are NOT considered alive by scientists.
User avatar #9 - huffe ONLINE (09/04/2013) [+] (6 replies)
can viruses really be considered alive? they can't stay alive on their own...
User avatar #10 to #9 - yonyon ONLINE (09/04/2013) [-]
They're in some gray zone, they show characteristics of both.
User avatar #25 - ednakrababbal ONLINE (09/04/2013) [+] (3 replies)
>fourth domain of life
what are the other three?
User avatar #26 to #25 - decieverofthegods **User deleted account** (09/04/2013) [-]
1) Bacteria
#35 - nomenom (09/04/2013) [-]
Just to clear things up for those who seem confused, the criteria for which we define life is generally accepted as:
It should maintain some balanced conditions in its inner structure. This is called Homeostasis.
Its structure is highly organized.
It should be able to break down or build up nutrients to release or store energy based on need. This is called Metabolism.
It should grow, which means its structure changes as time goes by in an advantageous manner.
It should show adaptation to the environment.
It should be able to respond to environmental stimuli on demand (as opposed to adaptation, which occurs over time).
It should be able to reproduce itself.

Vira can't reproduce on their own, they have no metabolism and they don't grow, so even tho they meet some of the criteria, like adapting to the enviroment and keeping their inner structure balanced, they lack the others too much to be considered alive.
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#24 - fefe (09/04/2013) [+] (1 reply)
Viruses are not "alive" because they don't meet a couple criteria that are characteristic of life. They are no more than complex assemblies of proteins, lipids, and carbohydrates with some genetic material. Though they seem to have a way of reproducing we can hardly classify it as intentional because all the "reproducing" is passively done through chemical reactions. A virus can do NOTHING on it's own without a host cell and is completely at the mercy of it's environment.
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User avatar #11 - hankmccoy (09/04/2013) [-]
Aliens Bitch
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