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Which of the following viruses have DNA as its genetic material?

(a) Tobacco Mosaic Virus

(b) Potato Mosaic Virus

(c) Tomato Mosaic Virus

(d) Cauliflower Mosaic Virus

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This intriguing question comes from Cell Introduction in division Introduction to Cell of Cell Biology

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The correct answer is (d) Cauliflower Mosaic Virus

To explain: Cauliflower Mosaic virus is a DNA virus with a nucleotide sequence of 8024 nucleotides. Tobacco Mosaic Virus, Potato Mosaic Virus and Tomato Mosaic Virus are retroviruses with RNA as its genetic material.

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