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reverse transcription

Line breaks: re|verse tran|scrip¦tion

Definition of reverse transcription in English:

noun

[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.
Example sentences
  • 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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