Glossary

retroviruses
definition:
Retroviruses are…

RNA-containing viruses. Following an infection, the RNA hereditary material is transcribed into DNA and becomes integrated into the host genome, where it is treated as part of the body’s own DNA, copied and used as a template for protein production by the cell’s protein-making machinery. HIV is an example of a retrovirus. Retroviruses are frequently used in gene technology to introduce genes into cells.

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