Definition of reverse transcription in English:

reverse transcription

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[mass noun] Biochemistry
  • The reverse of normal transcription, occurring in some RNA viruses, in which a sequence of nucleotides is copied from an RNA template during the synthesis of a molecule of DNA.
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    • Presumably, this 22-bp sequence was present on the RNA template used for reverse transcription.
    • For each RNA isolate we performed several control experiments involving amplification reactions on DNA templates and RNA templates prior to reverse transcription.
    • Second, are the introns of the progenitor gene maintained in the duplicate copy and does reverse transcription of processed mRNA play a significant role in the gene duplication process?

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