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back·track·ing

(bak-trak'ing),
The backward movement of RNA polymerase along the DNA template to a state more stable than that encountered when some base pairs disrupt the attachment of the 3' end from the active transcription site.

back·track·ing

(bak'trak-ing)
The backward movement of RNA polymerase along the DNA template to a state more stable than that encountered when some base pairs disrupt the attachment of the 3' end from the active transcription site.