transcription-based chain reaction

transcription-based chain reaction

a technique for target amplification of DNA or RNA in which reverse transcriptase is used to produce a single-stranded DNA molecule for each DNA or RNA target; this molecule is used as a template for further amplification.
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tran·scrip·tion-based chain re·ac·tion

(tran-skrip'shŭn-bāst chān rē-ak'shŭn)
A technique for target amplification of DNA or RNA in which reverse transcriptase is used to produce a single-stranded DNA molecule for each DNA or RNA target; this molecule is used as a template for further amplification.
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