Retroviruses Have No Dna. However, the Dna of the Infected Host Cell Does Possess Viral Dna. How is It Possible? - Biology

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Retroviruses have no DNA. However, the DNA of the infected host cell does possess viral DNA. How is it possible?

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Solution

Retroviruses have RNA as genetic material. After the entry of a virus into the body of the host, the virus attacks the macrophage cells of the body where the RNA genome of the virus replicates to form viral DNA with the help of the reverse transcriptase enzyme.

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2014-2015 (March) All India Set 1

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