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Comment Re:Nature will work it out (Score 1) 344

Is there a point to that comment? Did anyone say that smallpox is a "living thing"?

And yes, virologists do refer to viruses as species. For exampal, from PubMed:

"Molecular characterization of Iranian wheat stripe virus shows its taxonomic position as a distinct species in the genus Tenuivirus."
Arch Virol. 2005 Nov 21; [Epub ahead of print]
PMID: 16328148 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

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