lichen reverse transcription?

RushWayne rushwayne at
Sun Jan 23 00:02:00 EST 2000

Daniel Sonis wrote:
<<Has anyone ever heard of reverse transcription in
lichen parasitism/symbiosis?
Know this sounds wacky but if it is involved wouldn't
algae resistant to 
symbiosis contain reverse transcriptase inhibitors?>>

Reverse transcription is a common cellular repair mechanism.  It seems unlikely
to me therefore that algae would contain reverse transcriptase inhibitors, as
they would be preventing their own celullar repair.  Just a thought.

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