polymerase

Definitions of polymerase
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n an enzyme that catalyzes the formation of new DNA and RNA from an existing strand of DNA or RNA

Types:
DNA polymerase
the enzyme responsible for DNA replication
RNA polymerase, transcriptase
the enzyme that copies DNA into RNA
reverse transcriptase
a polymerase that catalyzes the formation of DNA using RNA as a template; found especially in retroviruses
Type of:
enzyme
any of several complex proteins that are produced by cells and act as catalysts in specific biochemical reactions

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