Are there estimates of the minimum number of genes required to sustain life? In what I mean by life here, I don't include viruses.
If all of the characteristics of life are required for something to be defined as living, how can we account people or other life that can not reproduce?
I'm taking a 3-week Bio I summer course, and my textbook says the cell is the smallest/basic unit of life. I asked my professor why organelles aren't a living unit, and her reply was that they aren't ...
Sorry if this question seems strange, but in the recent time I have been interested in the question of what life is and how you can define life. My question: How long can individual cells live on a ...