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Viral Genome Replication

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Viruses can have either an RNA or a DNA genome. Once an RNA virus enters the host cell, it must replicate its genome in order to produce new virus particles.

In order to replicate the genome, these viruses use

A

DNA-dependent RNA polymerase.

B

DNA-dependent DNA polymerase.

C

RNA-dependent RNA polymerase.

D

RNA-dependent reverse transcriptase.