I was reading about RSV replication here https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3185921/, but i cannot understand what is the reason for making a antigenome instead of just replicate it negative genome.Somebody could explain me?

Thank you beforehand!!!

  • $\begingroup$ Think! What sort of RNA does a negative ssRNA virus need to package in its genome? What sort RNA would you get by transcribing the –ve strand? $\endgroup$ – David Jan 24 '19 at 19:55

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