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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n retrovirus any of a group of viruses that contain two single-strand linear RNA molecules per virion and reverse transcriptase (RNA to DNA); the virus transcribes its RNA into a cDNA provirus that is then incorporated into the host cell
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In news:

Inactivation of Retroviruses by pH.
New Practice for Process for Inactivation of Retrovirus by pH.
Many human endogenous retrovirus K (HERV-K) proviruses are unique to humans.
The study was established before the two retractions to examine the possible link between chronic fatigue syndrome and mouse retroviruses.
It stars Zoe Wallace, a professor and expert on classifying and identifying retroviruses who is hired a mysterious organization to study an ancient virus.
The Tribune reported last year that the original research on chronic fatigue syndrome and XMRV had led some patients to get tested for the retrovirus and take anti- retroviral drugs intended to treat HIV, which causes AIDS.
'Retrovirus' an infectious mix of pandemics and cavemen.
When koalas infected with the koala retrovirus reproduce, they pass the viral DNA along with their own to their offspring.
Dan Erwine revisits Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, the retrovirus XMRV, and the work being done in Reno by the Whittemore Peterson Institute.

In science:

Proteins displaying mutations which arise, as a rule, due to the large inaccuracy of genetic regulation associated with retroviruses, that is, viruses which carry their genetic information in a single RNA strand, profit from mutations in the target site of the drug.
Simple models of protein folding and of non--conventional drug design
The retrovirus and transposon are examples of the movable genes which are important in the history of evolution .
Spatio-temporal Dynamics in the Origin of Genetic Information
Reverse transcription is a crucial step in the life cycle of retroviruses .
Template-directed biopolymerization: tape-copying Turing machines
Research on retroviruses got an enormous boost in the mid-1980s after AIDS became one of the main focus of research in virology and medicine.
Template-directed biopolymerization: tape-copying Turing machines
Leppard, Introduction to modern virology (Blackwell publishing, 2007). Romn Galetto and Matteo Negroni Retroviruses, in: Viral Genome replication, eds. C.E.
Template-directed biopolymerization: tape-copying Turing machines
Mansky, Retrovirus mutation rates and their role in genetic variation, J.
Template-directed biopolymerization: tape-copying Turing machines