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Keyword RNA-directed DNA polymerase

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Broader

Definition

Enzyme (EC 2.7.7.49) which synthesizes (-)DNA on a (+)RNA template. They are encoded by the pol gene of retroviruses and by certain retrovirus-like elements.

Synonyms

  • Reverse transcriptase

Category

Molecular function

GOi

RNA-directed DNA polymerase activity [ GO:0003964 ]

Graphical

NucleotidyltransferaseMolecular functionRNA-directed DNA polymeraseTransferase