Tree of Life

J.E. Shields
Mon, 26 Jan 2004 08:18:54 PST
Hi everyone,

If anyone is feeling a little confused about the relationships between 
animals, plants, fungi, and bacteria, you might be interested in looking 
over the web site of the Tree of Life Project 
at:   From this site we can see the 
answers to a few questions:

Are bacteria plants?  No.  Only the chloroplasts and mitochondria in plant 
cells are related to bacteria.

Are fungi plants?  No, fungi are more closely related to animals than they 
are to plants.

Are viruses alive?  Beats me.......!

Jim Shields

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