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Retro viruses have a genome made up of mRNA. They utilise reverse transcriptase to reverse transcribe their mRNA into cDNA. This is so that the viral genome is incorporated into the genome of the host for viral reproduction.
- ↑ Hartl, DL. and Jones EW.(2009:pg439) Genetics: Analysis Of Genes And Genomes, Seventh Edition, London: Jones and Bartlett