I have run across something that I cannot easily explain and would
If retroviral genomic RNA is (+) polarity, capped and polyadenylated, why
is RT a structural protein? Why can't the genomic RNA act as mRNA and
translate the enzyme. Is it because you need the LTR to get a promoter?
Thanks - ML
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