Diploid Viruses?

Heather D. Mayor hmayor at bcm.tmc.edu
Thu Oct 27 13:53:45 EST 1994


In article <38oj6c$es6 at hermod.uio.no>, ohungnes at bioslave.uio.no (Olav
Hungnes) wrote:

>" Furthermore, the retrovirus particles contain two copies of the genomic RNA.  >They will be "homozygous" if originating from a cell with only one provirus, >and may be "heterozygous" when incorporating transcripts from two different >proviruses ( probably random) in a mixed infection setting.  Recombination >between the two copies seems to happen frequently: "


> Rearrangements and homologous recombination in retroviruses is quite 
> common. The frequency of recombination is so high that two sites 1 kb 
> apart is reported to segregate independently. 
> 
> Olav
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Where is the published information that recombination between the two
copies of the retrovirus RNA occurs frequently?

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