An enzyme that catalyzes the formation of DNA from an RNA template in reverse transcription. See also transcriptase.
- 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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Syllabification: re·verse tran·scrip·tase
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