Definitions of polymerase

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

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:
any of several complex proteins that are produced by cells and act as catalysts in specific biochemical reactions

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