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 (trăn-skrĭp′tās, -tāz)
A polymerase that catalyzes the formation of RNA from a DNA template in the process of transcription.


(Biochemistry) See reverse transcriptase

RNA polymerase

an enzyme that synthesizes the formation of RNA from a DNA template during transcription.
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Noun1.transcriptase - the enzyme that copies DNA into RNA
polymerase - an enzyme that catalyzes the formation of new DNA and RNA from an existing strand of DNA or RNA
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the subject of the order in the scope of lot 1 is the supply at the cost and risk of the medical device contractor for the genotypic determination of hiv resistance to anti-retroviral drugs - reverse transcriptase inhibitors and protease inhibitors, to laboratories performing research for health policy implementers treating hiv / aids patients, working on the basis of hospitals / medical facilities who have concluded agreements with the national center for aids for the implementation of the health policy of the minister of health, entitled "antiretroviral treatment of people living with hiv in poland for 2017-2021".
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