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Viral beta actin - Viral genomics (May/23/2011 )

Do the viral genome contain beta-actine?


microb on Mon May 23 09:10:54 2011 said:

Do the viral genome contain beta-actine?

are you looking to detect B-actin as a control to ur extraction ?
as to my knowledge, no ...
it is like GAPDH ...

if you have extracted your viral DNA or RNA from tissues/blood go and detect it,
you will see it ...
but doing extraction from cell-free body fluids, you won't see it as : CSF

hope i have helped !


I don't think viruses contain beta-actin at all. They typically have their own coat proteins expressed off genes within the genome. However, I don't know about all viruses so...