Microbiology: Principles and Explorations 9th Edition

Published by Wiley
ISBN 10: 1-11874-316-4
ISBN 13: 978-1-11874-316-4

Chapter 10 - Viruses - Self Quiz - Page 309: 10



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Retroviruses contain reverse transcriptase to form a complementary strand of DNA, which is then replicated to form double-stranded DNA (dsDNA). dsDNA must migrate to the cell nucleus and integrate into the chromosomes of the host, whereby it becomes a provirus. Retroviruses cause tumors and leukemia in rodents, birds, and humans and also causes acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) in humans.
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