Q. Double-stranded RNA viruses - how do they replicate?

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Q. Double-stranded RNA viruses - how do they replicate?

Post by robotnick » Wed Nov 05, 2008 10:36 pm

Do they possess an unzipping enzyme which is released when the coat is removed?

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Post by stopherlogic » Thu Nov 06, 2008 6:02 pm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Double-str ... NA_viruses

Not sure, possibly a polymerase or reverse transcriptase is all that is needed, seems like there are various different methods of replication depending on which family of dsRNA virus you are talking about.

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