define these words please???????????

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  • Mycorrhizal fungi
  • Virus
  • Latency
  • Retrovirus
  • Provirus
Oct 3rd, 2015

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Mycorrhizal Fungi- This is an all natural , beneficial fungus in the soil and it provides necessary nutrients  to a plant ant its roots


 Virus - This is a small infectious agent that can replicate insde another organisms  inside the cells of another orhganism .

Retro virus - This is a type of virus that uses RNA as it genetic material. When a retrovirus  infects a cell, it makes a DNA copy of its genome that is inserted into the DNA of the host cell. There are a variety of different retroviruses  that cause human diseases, including the common cold, some forms of cancer, and AIDS.

Provirus -This is genome of avirus  when it is intergrated into the host cells DNA . Here RNA has to be trasncribed to DNA.The genes of the provirus maybe transcribed and expressed in a latent condition.

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Sep 18th, 2015

Latency-This is the phase in certain viruses life cycle in which after initial infection , proliferation of virus particles ceases. It is a period in which the infection is present in the host without producing overt symptoms .

Sep 18th, 2015

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