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i really need help on this homework assignment...the question is as follows,:
"Explain why the envelope surrounding an HIV particle is derived from the host cell membrane?"

I truthfully don't have the first idea on how to answer this...please help!

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asked by Sarah
  1. Since this is not my area of expertise, I searched Google under the key words "HIV particle 'host cell membrane'" to get these possible sources:

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    http://microbiology.suite101.com/article.cfm/hiv_protection
    http://www.jimmunol.org/cgi/reprint/169/5/2762.pdf
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    http://books.google.com/books?id=BrUoPO1Klh4C&pg=PA12&lpg=PA12&dq=hiv+particle+%22host+cell+membrane%22&source=web&ots=cFkhAaOuSu&sig=DT1L73POsi64COYicHfaw5Idn0c

    In the future, you can find the information you desire more quickly, if you use appropriate key words to do your own search.

    I hope this helps. Thanks for asking.

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