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Old July 30 2013, 12:34 AM   #17
farmkid
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Re: New 4th Domain of Life discovered?

^I think it's highly unlikely it came from Mars, or even a completely separate biogenesis. That's because, as a virus that uses the cellular machinery of another cell, it of necessity must use the same genetic code, nucleic acids, and amino acids as other forms of life. A completely separate biogenesis event, whether on this planet, or another, would almost certainly use a different genetic code and likely a different set of amino acids and nucleic acids.
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