Microbiology - Viruses - Discussion

Discussion Forum : Viruses - Section 1 (Q.No. 4)
Reverse transcriptase is a useful enzyme to have when
an RNA virus converts its RNA to DNA
there are no host cells present
nutrients are scarce
spikes are forming in the new virus
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Aakriti Pandey said:   2 years ago
Reverse transcriptase (RT) is an enzyme used to generate complementary DNA (cDNA) from an RNA template, a process termed reverse transcription.

Reverse transcriptase is also known RNA dependent /directed DNA polymerase.

This mechanism of generating a complementary DNA using RNA as a template by the action of RNA polymerase is used by viruses such a HIV.

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