Problem: The base composition of a newly discovered virus is 32.1% G, 16.9% A, 18.0% T, 0% U, and 33.0% C. The viral genome is resistant to exonucleases but is susceptible to endonucleases. What is the likely genome composition of the virus?A. Circular, double-stranded DNAB. Circular, single-stranded DNAC. Linear double-stranded RNAD. Circular, double-stranded RNAE. Linear single-stranded RNAF. Linear single-stranded DNA

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The genetic material of a virus can either be a DNA or RNA, linear or circular, double stranded or single-stranded. Certain considerations should be taken so as to determine which characterizes the material in question.

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The base composition of a newly discovered virus is 32.1% G, 16.9% A, 18.0% T, 0% U, and 33.0% C. The viral genome is resistant to exonucleases but is susceptible to endonucleases. What is the likely genome composition of the virus?

A. Circular, double-stranded DNA

B. Circular, single-stranded DNA

C. Linear double-stranded RNA

D. Circular, double-stranded RNA

E. Linear single-stranded RNA

F. Linear single-stranded DNA

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