Mobil Genetic Elements -- Viruses and Plasmids

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I don't understand, I have written in my notes that a virus wouldn't have to bring in replicase along because replicase will be the first protein made? Is this the first protein made when (+) sense viral RNA is brought into a cell, since (+) can be translated directly?


Yes, what you wrote is true of (+) sense RNA viruses, but not true of (-) sense RNA viruses, which would have to bring replicase along with them.

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