American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Any of various enzymes, such as DNA polymerase, RNA polymerase, or reverse transcriptase, that catalyze the formation of polynucleotides of DNA or RNA using an existing strand of DNA or RNA as a template.
- n. biochemistry Any of various enzymes that catalyze the formation of polymers of DNA or RNA using an existing strand of DNA or RNA as a template.
- n. an enzyme that catalyzes the formation of new DNA and RNA from an existing strand of DNA or RNA
“I'm not sure what you are referring to by 'known mycobacterial mutations', but the main polymerase responsible for induced mutagenesis in M. tuberculosis including antibiotic resistance following infection”
“A key part of Pacific Biosciences 'system is an enzyme called polymerase that human cells use to copy DNA.”
“You cite an example of defects in polymerase proofreading and mismatch repair leading to an increased risk of cancer.”
“It was a stretch of DNA that could be transcribed by an enzyme called polymerase into a chemically similar molecule known as RNA.”
“A protein complex called the polymerase, which is attached at the end of RNA, helps kick off replication once the assembly is injected into a healthy cell.”
“I'm not sure what you are referring to by 'known mycobacterial mutations', but the main polymerase responsible for induced mutagenesis in M. tuberculosis including antibiotic resistance following infection (DnaE2 – see Boshoff et al Cell.”
“As part of its work, the research team used a highly sensitive technique that relied on something called a polymerase chain reaction PCR.”
“Millions of copies of a gene are made through a process known as polymerase chain reaction or PCR.”
“A viral enzyme, called polymerase, is key to the viruses ability to propagate itself in the host cell.”
“Once the primers are added, the two strands can build from these using an enzyme called polymerase and pick up complementary components to form two new double helixes.”
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