• Question: What types of viruses do you study

    Asked by DRAGON PEEPS to Stephanie on 25 Apr 2016. This question was also asked by the best likes bats, FlowerGirl5.
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      Stephanie Moon answered on 25 Apr 2016:

      I study a group of viruses that have RNA as their genomic material (we have DNA, but we make RNA in our cells to express the genes in our DNA). This includes Hepatitis C virus, Bovine viral diarrhea virus (BVDV for short), Dengue virus, Sindbis virus and West Nile virus. Most of them are carried by mosquitoes, but some of them are blood-borne viruses (Hepatitis C virus) and BVDV is a really bad virus for cattle.