Given that so many kinds of bacteria are intimately associated with animals and plants, why are so relatively few pathogenic?
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"More would I think if it were not for the immune response of a potential host organism. This relates to the above question as I guess this requires a lot of energy/specialised traits. However, viruses - if anything - put the increase of energy use on to the host and not themselves. So this shouldn't be an issue for viruses."
are there any non-pathogenic viruses?
Posted by: Carrie | August 30, 2012 at 11:14 AM