The Molecular Biology of Retroviruses

  • Giovanni Battista Rossi
  • Simonetta Pulciani
  • Maurizio Federico
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSA, volume 136)


The discovery of the first RNA-containing tumor virus dates back to the beginning of this century, but only with the discovery of the viral enzyme involved in their replication cycle, i.e. the reverse transcriptase, it has been possible to point out the peculiarities of this group which is unique among all known animal viruses.


Human Immunodeficiency Virus Acquire Immune Deficiency Syndrome Murine Leukemia Virus Bovine Leukemia Virus Mouse Mammary Tumor Virus 
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  • Giovanni Battista Rossi
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  • Simonetta Pulciani
    • 1
  • Maurizio Federico
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  1. 1.Laboratory of VirologyIstituto Superiore di Sanita’RomeItaly

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