Campbell Biology (10th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321775651
ISBN 13: 978-0-32177-565-8

Chapter 19 - 19.2 - Concept Check: 2

Answer

Both synthesize RNA strands, but the viral RNA polymerase uses viral RNA as a template while the cellular enzyme uses DNA as a template.

Work Step by Step

This derives from the basic roles: cellular RNA Polymerase is for making rRNA, tRNA, and mRNA while the viral enzyme is for copying the viral genome.
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