Campbell Biology (10th Edition)

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

Chapter 19 - 19.2 - Concept Check: 3

Answer

"Retro" means "backwards" and the flow of genetic information, usually from DNA to RNA, runs backwards as the HIV genome is copied from RNA to DNA.

Work Step by Step

You can see this in Fig. 19.8, and you should review the earlier coverage of the flow of information in the Central Dogma in the chapters on transcription and translation.
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