How do single-stranded DNA viruses replicate?
DNA viruses exist in both single- and double-stranded forms with single-stranded DNA viruses often undergoing rapid mutations to become dangerous to humans and other organisms. These mutations occur because while double-stranded DNA can be checked for errors against the other strand, single-stranded DNA can have nucleotides substituted, deleted, or added with increased frequency as there is no error checking.
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Most single-stranded DNA viruses have circular DNA and replicate a using rolling-circle-like mechanism performed by a virus-encoded endonuclease. Some...
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Learn what a DNA virus is. Discover about DNA virus replication and see examples of viruses with the steps that are involved when they replicate in the body.