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Unformatted text preview: Virus measurements in infected cells also could be performed by PCR, hybridization or fluorescently tagged antibodies to a viral protein. 3. Why do animal viruses need to use monocistronic mRNAs? (5 points) Ribosomes from eukaryotic cells translate mRNA monocistronically (usually from the first AUG on the mRNA). These ribosomes cannot initiate translation internally like bacterial ribosomes. Since animal viruses do not encode their own translational machinery, they must obey the rules for eukaryotic ribosome translation....
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This note was uploaded on 02/17/2010 for the course BIO 330 taught by Professor Dudley during the Spring '10 term at University of Texas.
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