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Chapter 18-19

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What is the function of reverse transcriptase in retroviruses?



A. It converts host cell RNA into viral DNA. B. It hydrolyzes the host cell's DNA. C. It uses viral RNA as a template for DNA synthesis.
D. It translates viral RNA into proteins. E. It uses viral RNA as a template for making complementary RNA strands.
Answer:
C. It uses viral RNA as a template for DNA synthesis.
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Question: What is the function of reverse transcriptase in retroviruses? A. It converts host cell RNA into viral DNA. B. It hydrolyzes the host cell's DNA. C. It uses viral RNA as a template for DNA synthesis. D. It translates viral RNA into proteins. E. It uses viral RNA as a template for making complementary RNA strands.
Answer: C. It uses viral RNA as a template for DNA synthesis.