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Methionine transfer RNAs associated with avian oncornavirus 70S RNA

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tRNA free in RNA tumour viruses contains very little tRNAfMet, whereas tRNA associated with viral 70S RNA contains both tRNAmMet and tRNAfMet. The close association of the initiator tRNA with 70S nucleic acid suggests that it may be involved as a primer for reverse transcriptase.

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  1. Department of Tumour Virology, Imperial Cancer Research Fund, Lincoln's Inn Fields, London, WC2A 3PX

    • Kay T. Elder
  2. Department of Pathology, University of Colorado Medical Center, Denver, Colorado, 80220

    • Kay T. Elder
  3. Department of Molecular Virology, Imperial Cancer Research Fund, London

    • Alan E. Smith

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