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I am currently studying AS Biology and have asked my Biology teachers how viruses cause genetic mutations, however no one can give me an answer that is as in depth as I would like. I know that to reproduce, Viruses inject their own DNA in to living cells. Therefore if DNA replication/translation is taking place within the cell at that time, is it possible for the virus DNA to be mistakenly used in the process causing mutations to occur in translation of the cell DNA?
Re: Can viruses directly cause a genetic mutation on a strand of DNA
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