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The difference between a retrovirus and a RNA virus is that retroviruses utilize an enzyme (reverse transcriptase) to produce DNA, from their RNA, which can be inserted into the host genome. RNA viruses that do not function as a retrovirus skip the DNA intermediate and replicate in the cytoplasm.

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The difference between a common animal virus and a retrovirus is that a retrovirus only contains RNA while a common animal virus will have DNA or RNA.


Tobacco Mosaic virus is a retrovirus, cuz the definition of retrovirus is that it contains RNA as their genetic information and tobacco mosaic virus is made of RNA and Capsid proteins


A retrovirus transcribes RNA into DNA, whereas a regular virus transcribes DNA into RNA. (:


A retrovirus is an RNA virus that inserts its RNA sequence into the host cell's genome by using a reverse-transcriptase enzyme. (Basically getting its sequence of RNA turned into a viable side of the organism's DNA helix) A provirus is just the virus genome that was able to insert itself into the host cell DNA. Therefore, it can apply to any type of virus.


It is called a Retrovirus HIV is an example of a Retrovirus


A virus that stores its genetic material as RNA is called a RETROVIRUS



Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is a retrovirus. A retrovirus is a RNA virus that replicates through a DNA intermediate. HIV synthesises DNA from RNA by the action of reverse transcriptase enzyme.


A retrovirus is a virus that injects RNA into the cell, the RNA then goes through reverse-transcription. It gets turned into DNA and splices with the host cells DNA. Then the cell will make more RNA and produce protien. A provirus just injects DNA and either goes through the lytic cycle or the lysogenic cycle.


Bacteria has both DNA and RNA where as Virus has either DNA or RNA


Ebola is a retrovirus so the genetic material is single-stranded RNA (ssRNA)


Retrovirus are called retroviruses because they carry a reverse transcriptase. This means that instead of creating RNA from a DNA template, the virus uses RNA to go back (hence 'retro', meaning backwards) to DNA.


A retrovirus contains RNA as its genetic information. When a retrovirus infects a cell, it uses its own enzymes to produce DNA from its RNA. Then the DNA becomes part of the host cell's genome, and it will be transcribed and translated along with the host cell's DNA, thereby turning the cell into a virus factory. It is called a retrovirus because the original order of DNA ---> RNA ---> protein is reversed to RNA ---> DNA ---> RNA ---> protein.


Instead of using DNA to infect its' host, it uses RNA. One example of a class/family of RNA virus are retrovirus. The RNA is injected into the host cell and the viral RNA undergoes reverse transcription with the help of the enzyme reverse transcriptase. Reverse transciption is the opposite of the transcription process that occurs in protein synthesis. In this process, the RNA is transformed into DNA that enters into the DNA of the host cell. HIV or Human Immunodeficiency Virus is an example of an retrovirus.


No, HIV is a retrovirus - it has a single-stranded RNA genome.


A retrovirus is an RNA virus that is replicated in a host cell via the enzyme reverse transcriptase to produce DNA from its RNA genome. The DNA is then incorporated into the host's genome by an integrase enzyme. The virus thereafter replicates as part of the host cell's DNA.


No the cold virus is rhinovirus,where as HIV&AIDS is a retrovirus it reproduces by changing DNA into RNA.


HIV is a retrovirus because it has RNA, instead of DNA, as its genetic material.


HIV is classified as a retrovirus because it uses reverse transcriptase to convert RNA genomes into DNA genomes, which is sent into the cell's nucleus.



No Hepatitis virus is not a retrovirus. HBV or HCV belong to the family called Hepadnaviridae, has DNA as their genetic material. HBV infect the liver cells for their replication and it has a RNA phase during its replication. Like retrovirus HBV and HCV has reverse transriptase enzyme that catalyse the formation of DNA from RNA.


No, influenza is a negatively stranded RNA virus belonging to the orthomxyoviridae family. Retroviruses are also RNA viruses but convert the RNA to DNA once inside the cell, with reverse transcriptase.


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That is called a retrovirus. The enzyme used to code in that direction is called reverse transcriptase.


Pathogenic RNA is called a retrovirus.



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