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Viral Enzymes

Post by SysBio » Mon May 25, 2009 12:47 am

For the viruses that must carry a specific enzyme (eg. viruses with ssDNA, -ssRNA genomes):

1. It is carried in the capsid AND coded for in their genomes, right?

2. since they need this enzyme before they can use their genome, how do they ensure that a lot is transcribed?

Thanks in advance...

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Post by MrMistery » Fri Jun 12, 2009 7:19 pm

1. yes

2. it has a strong enhancers nearby maybe?
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