NTR366L_spring2011_week8_HW01

NTR366L_spring2011_week8_HW01 - 3. (2 pts) In addition to...

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NTR 366L Spring 2011 Name, eid: Date: Unique No. Homework 8.1 1. (2 pts) What do the abbreviations cDNA and RT-PCR stand for? (Be sure to spell them out completely and with correct spelling!) 2. (4 pts) Very briefly, what is the function of reverse transcriptase in the life cycle of retroviruses like HIV-1?
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Unformatted text preview: 3. (2 pts) In addition to reverse transcriptase and RNA template, what other components must be present for synthesis of cDNA? 4. (2 pts) The reaction mixture contains an RNase inhibitor. List at least 2 things that you should do to protect the RNA in the sample from degradation by RNases....
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