Definition of polymerase in English:


Line breaks: poly|mer¦ase
Pronunciation: /ˈpɒlɪməreɪz
, pəˈlɪməreɪz


An enzyme which brings about the formation of a particular polymer, especially DNA or RNA: DNA polymerase
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  • Replicative DNA polymerases are very accurate enzymes with error rates usually in the range of 10-5 per replicated nucleotide.
  • In contrast to the phage polymerases, RNA polymerases from higher organisms have a much more complex subunit structure than the bacterial enzymes.
  • The presence of the histones and CpG methylation most affect accessibility of the chromatin to RNA polymerases and transcription factors.

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