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Date: Sun, 11 Mar 2001 20:43:08 -0500
From: Philip Cantino <email@example.com>
Subject: Fwd: Viruses?
T. Michael Keesey asked: >The PhyloCode isn't going to cover viruses, is it? Or did you just point >this out as another example of a biological code? > > According to the current draft, the PhyloCode is applicable to all organisms (see Preamble items 2 and 4). Thus, if viruses are considered to be organisms, they are covered. However, like many aspects of the current draft, the inclusion of viruses is not "written in stone." Perhaps this issue warrants discussion. I have to confess that I personally know very little about viruses. If there are reasons why they should not be covered by the PhyloCode, I would like to hear them. Phil Philip D. Cantino Professor and Chair Department of Environmental and Plant Biology Ohio University Athens, OH 45701-2979 U.S.A. Phone: (740) 593-1128; 593-1126 Fax: (740) 593-1130 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org