Definition of reverse transcriptase in English:

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reverse transcriptase

noun

An enzyme that catalyzes the formation of DNA from an RNA template in reverse transcription. See also transcriptase.
Example sentences
  • Reverse transcription is generally catalyzed in vivo by reverse transcriptases encoded by autonomous endogenous retrotransposons.
  • Names refer to the accession numbers of the nucleotide sequences that encode the corresponding reverse transcriptases (RTs).
  • The branch points where no bootstrap values appear are statistically unsupported, although congruent with other phylogenetic analyses of reverse transcriptases
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