reverse transcription

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re·verse tran·scrip·tion

reversal of the normal pattern of transcription (from DNA to RNA); the effective means is the viral enzyme reverse transcriptase.

reverse transcription

n.
The process by which DNA is synthesized from an RNA template by means of the enzyme reverse transcriptase.

reverse transcription

the process of synthesizing complementary DNA from an RNA TEMPLATE, by the ENZYME REVERSE TRANSCRIPTASE. A PRIMER is required for enzyme activity. The process tends to be error-prone, because there is no EDITING of the newly synthesized DNA and therefore MUTATIONS can accumulate. Reverse transcription is a reversal of the normal flow of genetic information from DNA to RNA.see CENTRAL DOGMA.
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