Definition of transcriptase in English:

transcriptase

Line breaks: tran|script|ase
Pronunciation: /tranˈskrɪpteɪz
 
, trɑːn-/

noun

[mass noun] Biochemistry
An enzyme which catalyses the formation of RNA from a DNA template during transcription, or ( reverse transcriptase) the formation of DNA from an RNA template in reverse transcription.
More example sentences
  • A chromosome-specific cosmid library was screened with the amplified 240-bp npkA fragment identified in the differential display-reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction procedure.
  • We used the following key words: cancer, tumour markers, prognosis, various malignant diseases, and RT-PCR [reversed transcriptase and polymerase chain reaction].
  • Total RNA derived from dorsal and ventral skin was reverse transcribed using random hexamer primers and MMLV-reverse transcriptase.

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