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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.

plus strand

The strand of a nucleic acid (often viral RNA, but also any strand of DNA or RNA with equivalent sequence), often of bacteriophage origin, used as a template for producing a complementary (minus) strand of RNA; together, the plus and minus strands form double-stranded RNA, the replicative form of the virus.
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13 PCGs can be classified into two parts: COX3, ND3, ND2, COX1, COX2, ATP8, and ATP6 were encoded by the plus strand (light-strand), the rests including ND1, ND5, ND4, ND4L, CYTB and ND6 were encoded by the minus strand (heavy strand).
Richardson, "Processing of the primer for plus strand DNA synthesis by human immunodeficiency virus 1 reverse transcriptase," The Journal of Biological Chemistry, vol.
The source said that exit visas have been issued to 50 of the 100 plus stranded female workers at the Riyadh deportation center as confirmed by the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) at the Philippine Embassy.