RNA and DNA

Sergi sergiob at NOSPAMserconet.com
Sat Sep 26 19:25:29 EST 1998


DNA  virus can incorporate their DNA into the host genome by recombination,
they needn't an inverse transcriptase for do it.


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Wen Hong Toh escribió en mensaje <35F68A47.566F920 at pacific.net.sg>...
|Can anybody tell me the difference between RNA and DNA virus. Is it
|true that only RNA virus can reverse transcrip to insert its DNA into
|the host genome. DNA virus can't do it. Then Hep virus is a DNA virus.
|So it should not be able to insert its DNA into host cell. Yet it is a
|chronic diease. If its DNA cannot be corporated into host how can it
|stay inside the host cell so long.
|
|Thanks
|Declan
|








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