Heather D. Mayor (hmayor at bcm.tmc.edu) wrote:
: In article <38oj6c$es6 at hermod.uio.no>, ohungnes at bioslave.uio.no (Olav
: Hungnes) wrote:
: >" Furthermore, the retrovirus particles contain two copies of the
: genomic RNA. >They will be "homozygous" if originating from a cell with
: only one provirus, >and may be "heterozygous" when incorporating
: transcripts from two different >proviruses ( probably random) in a
: mixed infection setting. Recombination >between the two copies seems
: to happen frequently: "
: > Rearrangements and homologous recombination in retroviruses is quite
: > common. The frequency of recombination is so high that two sites 1 kb
: > apart is reported to segregate independently.
: > Olav
: > --
:: Where is the published information that recombination between the two
: copies of the retrovirus RNA occurs frequently?
I think I found it in:
Coffin, J.M. (1990): Retroviridae and their replication. In: Fields, BN
and Knipe, DM: Virology.
I just now saw the abstract of an article in the
january issue of J. Virol. reporting relevant data:
Jones, JS; Allan, RW; and Temin, HM (1994): One retroviral RNA is
sufficient for synthesis of viral DNA. J Virol 68(1), 207-216.
Haven't seen the article yet, though.
Olav Hungnes olav.hungnes at embnet.uio.no
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