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Viruses, life"s smallest enemies

by David C. Knight

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Published by W. Morrow in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Viruses -- Juvenile literature.,
  • Virus diseases -- Juvenile literature.,
  • Viruses.,
  • Virus diseases.

  • About the Edition

    Discusses the three types of viruses, including their chemical composition and links with virulent disease such as cancer, and summarizes the latest research developments.

    Edition Notes

    Includes index.

    StatementDavid C. Knight ; illustrated with photographs ; diagrams by Christine Kettner.
    ContributionsKettner, Christine.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQR365 .K56
    The Physical Object
    Pagination127 p. :
    Number of Pages127
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL4263714M
    ISBN 100688007120, 0688007139
    LC Control Number81009554

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      A virus particle, also known as a virion, is essentially nucleic acid (DNA or RNA) enclosed within a protein shell or coat. Viruses are extremely small, approximately 20 - nanometers in diameter. The largest virus, known as the Mimivirus, can measure up to nanometers in : Regina Bailey. Germs — Learn how germs work and what you can do to protect yourself. Germs live everywhere. You can find germs (microbes) in the air; on food, plants and animals; in soil and water — on just about every other surface, including your body. Most germs won't harm you. Your immune system protects you against infectious agents.

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