Campbell Biology (11th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0-13409-341-0
ISBN 13: 978-0-13409-341-3

Chapter 20 - 20.4 - Concept Check - Page 437: 3


Since this question asks you to detect the RNA genome of hepatitis A, you need a technique which can access that genome. RT-PCR converts RNA into DNA, which is easier to detect. Alternatively, and perhaps more usefully, hybridization of probes for hepatitis A genetic sequences might also detect the genome of this virus.

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