Highlighting the Importance of ATP Energy in Biology with Regard to Viruses

In light of the corona virus Covid 19’s pandemic spread, biologists continue to disagree about whether viruses are alive or not. The argument behind this, however, is that since viruses cannot produce adenosine triphosphate (ATP) on their own, they must rely on other living bacteria that can in order to acquire the energy that ATP provides upon hydrolysis. This distinction is the main reason why viruses are restricted to an ill-defined region that separates living things from nonliving objects. However, it appears that viruses have a natural ability to get beyond this impenetrable barrier and make a connection with the ATP molecule, which powers their operations. A review of these difficulties in relation to physics, biochemistry, and microbiology is provided here.

Author(s) Details:

Fritz Lewertoff,
Service de Recherche Pédagogique, Québec, Canada.

Please see the link here: https://stm.bookpi.org/RABS-V9/article/view/8340

Keywords: ATP, virus, autonomy, collaboration, lineage formation, living, non-living, metabolic whole

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