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Old 03-21-2011
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Virus A Composite Virus Question

An investigator creates a composite virus in the laboratory using the capsid of poliovirus and the naked genomic material of respiratory syncytial virus. She then addes the virus to appropriate tissue culture cells for 72 hours. Which of the following is the most likely to be found in the culture cells?

A. Abortive infection
B. Complementation
C. Phenotypic Masking
D. Phenotypic Mixing
E. Poliovirus progeny
F. Respiratory syncytial virus progeny
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Gah this is an easy question, but just having memory block..

its either E or F.

I think the capsid transferred over, or the genome from RSV transferred.
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F.......................

Last edited by DoctorB; 03-22-2011 at 12:27 AM. Reason: I just changed this from B..because I don't know my alphabet. lol
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"FF" bcoz capsid is from +ssRNA & genome is from -ssRNA,so only RSV progeny virus capped with polio virus ..
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