Episode 28: Dr. Christian Eggers and “Are viruses alive”?

This week Kelly and Zach talk to Dr. Christian Eggers¬†about whether or not viruses should qualify as being “alive”, and the importance of viruses in evolution.

Links

Zach’s Trail of the Clone Kickstarter

Borrelia burgdorferi

Lyme disease

Plasmids

Virus

Viroids

Transposons

Bacteriophage

Some scientific papers on the topic of whether or not viruses are living:

The not so universal tree of life or the place of viruses in the living world

Defining life: The virus viewpoint

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