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barry barry
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11 years ago
Compare and contrast the lytic cycle of infection of a DNA virus and an RNA virus.
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The lytic cycle of a DNA virus and an RNA virus are similar in many ways. Both types of viruses use the host cell’s machinery to replicate their genetic material and produce new virions. However, there are some differences between the two cycles.

DNA viruses typically enter the host cell’s nucleus to replicate their genetic material, while RNA viruses replicate their genetic material in the cytoplasm of the host cell. Additionally, RNA viruses often have a higher mutation rate than DNA viruses, which can lead to the emergence of new viral strains.

In summary, the lytic cycle of a DNA virus and an RNA virus are similar in many ways, but there are some key differences between the two cycles. DNA viruses replicate their genetic material in the host cell’s nucleus, while RNA viruses replicate their genetic material in the cytoplasm of the host cell. RNA viruses also have a higher mutation rate than DNA viruses, which can lead to the emergence of new viral strains.
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