TWiV 60: Making viral RNA

November 29, 2009

Hosts:Vincent Racaniello and Dickson Despommier

Vincent and Dick continue Virology 101 with a discussion of how RNA viruses produce mRNA and replicate their genomes.



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3 comments on “TWiV 60: Making viral RNA

  1. Noreen Mocsny Dec 1, 2009

    Thank you for your excellant program. As to why bats do not get rabies although they are carriers of the rabies virus, it might be that the temperature of bats decrease during periods of inactivity. The rabies virus probably likes a T of 98.6 to replicate. Googling “bat temperature” brings up many references to bat temps.

  2. Noreen Mocsny Dec 1, 2009

    Thank you for your excellant program. As to why bats do not get rabies although they are carriers of the rabies virus, it might be that the temperature of bats decrease during periods of inactivity. The rabies virus probably likes a T of 98.6 to replicate. Googling “bat temperature” brings up many references to bat temps.

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