Human retrovirus protocols; virology and molecular biology.1588294951
Human retrovirus retrovirus, type of RNA virus that, unlike other RNA viruses, reproduces by transcribing itself into DNA. An enzyme called reverse transcriptase allows a retrovirus's RNA to act as the template for this RNA-to-DNA transcription. protocols; virology virology, study of viruses and their role in disease. Many viruses, such as animal RNA viruses and viruses that infect bacteria, or bacteriophages, have become useful laboratory tools in genetic studies and in work on the cellular metabolic control of gene expression and molecular biology molecular biology, scientific study of the molecular basis of life processes, including cellular respiration, excretion, and reproduction. The term molecular biology was coined in 1938 by Warren Weaver, then director of the natural sciences program at the Rockefeller .
Ed. by Tuofu Zhu.
Humana Press Inc.
Methods in molecular biology; v.304
As Zhu (laboratory medicine and microbiology, U. of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle) explains, retroviruses are a diverse group of RNA viruses that carry the basic coding genes in the same order. A major research focus has been on HIV/AIDS HIV/AIDS Human Immunodeficiency Virus/Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome , the most significant disease resulting from retroviruses. Retroviruses are also implicated im·pli·cate
tr.v. im·pli·cat·ed, im·pli·cat·ing, im·pli·cates
1. To involve or connect intimately or incriminatingly: evidence that implicates others in the plot.
2. in some leukemias and neurological conditions. Studies on HIV-1 especially have contributed to advances in understanding basic biology and biotechnologies. These 37 papers discuss state- of-the-art methodologies for isolating, detecting, and propagating retroviruses, and assays for studying their molecular biology and assessing drug efficacy.
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