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1. Descriptive term for RNA-directed RNA polymerase associated with replication of RNA viruses.
2. An enzyme that replicates nucleic acids.
1. a polymerase synthesizing RNA from an RNA template.
2. more generically, any enzyme that replicates nucleic acids, i.e., a DNA or RNA polymerase.
Any of various enzymes that catalyze the synthesis of an RNA molecule from an RNA template (as in a virus) or a DNA molecule from a DNA template.
Descriptive term for RNA-directed RNA polymerase (EC 188.8.131.52) associated with replication of RNA viruses.