phages - DNA or RNA?

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phages - DNA or RNA?

Post by MrMistery » Thu Jan 11, 2007 6:49 pm

ok so i know that both DNA and RNA phages exist. My question is, which is more common? I have 2 books saying absolutely contradictory things:
"Most phages have DNA" and "Most phages have RNA"
Does anyone have any info?
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Post by sachin » Fri Jan 12, 2007 6:05 pm

Genetic material DNA is highly present.....

But amount of (quantity) RNA in body is more than DNA.......
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Post by MrMistery » Fri Jan 12, 2007 7:18 pm

huh? I don't understand... Are you refering to phages or in general?
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Post by sachin » Sat Jan 13, 2007 6:40 am

MrMistery wrote:huh? I don't understand... Are you refering to phages or in general?


In general.......

for phages......it would be DNA....... since I dont know about RNA phage..
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Post by MrMistery » Sat Jan 13, 2007 12:22 pm

oh, both exist, that i'm sure of... But DNA is more frequent is it not?
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Post by sachin » Sat Jan 13, 2007 4:13 pm

DNA phages are abundant too........ are off the LimeLight of our college studies..

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bacteriophage
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