Problem: Which of the following would be the first step in biosynthesis of a virus with a - (minus) strand of RNA? A) synthesis of DNA from an RNA template B) transcription of mRNA from DNA C) synthesis of DNA from a DNA template D) synthesis of double-stranded RNA from a DNA template E) synthesis of double-stranded RNA from an RNA template

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Minus Strand RNA Virus: also called negative-sense single-stranded RNA virus

: negative-sense means the RNA is not translated into proteins

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Which of the following would be the first step in biosynthesis of a virus with a - (minus) strand of RNA? 

A) synthesis of DNA from an RNA template 

B) transcription of mRNA from DNA 

C) synthesis of DNA from a DNA template 

D) synthesis of double-stranded RNA from a DNA template 

E) synthesis of double-stranded RNA from an RNA template