Fig. 10E: Replication of a Single-Stranded Plus RNA Viral Genome and Production of Viral mRNA

To replicate the viral genome, RNA-dependent RNA polymerase enzymes copy the (+) RNA genome producing ss (-) RNA. RNA-dependent RNA polymerase enzymes then copy the (-) RNA strands producing ss (+) RNA viral genome.

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


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