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10. Diploid RNA Genome of Retroviruses and the Packaging Sequence, Psi.


The RNA genome in the free retrovirus is arranged as a diploid genome of identical sequence. The mRNA associates with a tRNA primer (pro, trp, or lys) that is bound by complementary base pairing to 18 base pairs just 3' to the U5 region.




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