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Enzymes that catalyze the transfer of transferring nucleotide residues (nucleotidyls) from nucleoside di- or triphosphates into dimer or polymer forms. Some nucleotidyltransferases bear specific names (for example, adenylyltransferases), trivial names indicating the linkage hydrolyzed in the synthesis (pyrophosphorylases, phosphorylases), or names indicating the material that is synthesized (for example, RNA or DNA polymerase).
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A polymerase that catalyzes the synthesis of a complementary strand of RNA from a DNA template, or, in some viruses, from an RNA template.
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RNA polymeraseAn enzyme that catalyses the joining of appropriate NUCLEOTIDES to form a molecule of RNA, using DNA as a template.
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RNA polymeraseone of several enzymes that catalyses the formation of RNA molecules from DNA templates during TRANSCRIPTION. see OPERON MODEL.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005