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Synonyms for virus

anything that is injurious, destructive, or fatal

Synonyms for virus

a harmful or corrupting agency

a software program capable of reproducing itself and usually capable of causing great harm to files or other programs on the same computer

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A team at SUNY Stony Brook created an artificial polio type virus last year, (1) and this past fall Craig Venter announced that his Institute for Biological Energy Alternatives, with the generous support of the Department of Energy, had succeeded in the creation of a bacterial virus.
It also spotlighted a bacterial virus called PRD-1, which is similar to human viruses that cause sickness such as rotavirus.
Like many viruses, this bacterial virus, or bacteriophage, creates its shell from hundreds of copies of a single protein (SN: 3/25/95, p.
We put it in a bacterial virus and it will then replicate itself.
For the P22 bacterial virus (or bacteriophage), which had long been the target of King's investigations, the mathematics led to the desired structure if the protein could assume seven different conformations, or perhaps only four.