What are two retroviruses?
Retroviruses reverse the central dogma of biology, which states that DNA is transcribed into RNA. Through an enzyme called reverse transcriptase, retroviruses have RNA as their genetic material, and this RNA is transcribed into DNA-- this is what i got for the same question (my bio homework hope its right)
Retroviruses are a specific class of virus that infect animals and people by writing their genetic code into the DNA of the animal or human host. Some (but not all) retroviruses cause cancer, either by directly interfering with a part of the host's DNA that prevents cancer or by encouraging the expression of a part of the host's DNA that starts or enhances cancer.
Because H1N1 influenza viruses are not retroviruses. Therefore, they are treated with antivirals instead of antiretrovirals. They are also from different families of viruses. Influenza viruses, like H1N1, are in the viral family called Orthomyxoviridae. Retroviruses are from the viral family Retroviridae. Retroviruses are very different viruses with different methods of replication and, therefore, require different treatment. The influenza viruses and retroviruses are alike in that they are considered RNA viruses. Some people mistakenly think…