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Arief Nugroho

so, is this a virus that doesn't lose its corporeal integrity?

Merry replies: Didn't take you long to zero in on that!!!
The best answer I can provide here is to agree that a mature virion does not lose its corporeal integrity upon infection of a host. However, there is no continuity of that "corporeal integrity" from one generation to the next. The progeny are assembled from newly synthesized RNAs and proteins. Anytime we want to draw a sharp line separating one biological category from another, some exception comes along....

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