Presence of DNA in Rous Sarcoma Virus

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DNA has been isolated from the virion of Rous sarcoma virus. It consists of two components which seem to correspond to the two species of DNA synthesized in vitro by the recently identified virion RNA-dependent DNA polymerase.

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LEVINSON, W., BISHOP, J., QUINTRELL, N. et al. Presence of DNA in Rous Sarcoma Virus. Nature 227, 1023–1025 (1970) doi:10.1038/2271023a0

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