Fig. 10B: Replication of a Single-Stranded DNA Viral Genome and Production of Viral mRNA

To replicate the viral genome, DNA-dependent DNA polymerase enzymes copy the (+) DNA strand of the genome producing a dsDNA intermediate. DNA-dependent DNA polymerase enzymes then copy the (-) DNA strand into ss (+) DNA genomes.

To produce viral mRNA molecules. DNA-dependent RNA polymerase enzymes copy the (-) DNA strand into (+) viral mRNA. The (+) viral mRNA can then be transtated into viral proteins by host cell ribosomes.


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