reverse transcriptase

Definitions of reverse transcriptase
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n a polymerase that catalyzes the formation of DNA using RNA as a template; found especially in retroviruses

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

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