replicative form


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rep·li·ca·tive form (RF),

1. an intermediate stage in the replication of either DNA or RNA viral genomes that is usually double stranded;
2. the altered, double-stranded form to which single-stranded coliphage DNA is converted after infection of a susceptible bacterium, formation of the complementary ("minus") strand being mediated by enzymes that were present in the bacterium before entrance of the viral ("plus") strand.

rep·li·ca·tive form

(rep'li-kă-tiv fōrm)
1. An intermediate stage in the replication of either DNA or RNA viral genomes that is usually double stranded.
2. The altered, double-stranded form to which single-stranded coliphage DNA is converted after infection of a susceptible bacterium, formation of the complementary ("minus") strand being mediated by enzymes that were present in the bacterium before entrance of the viral ("plus") strand.

replicative form

a double-stranded intermediate in the replication of DNA or RNA viruses.
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We rather favour a model in which the double stranded replicative form of these phages is used for integration (Fig.