reverse transcriptase


This is also known as RNA-dependent DNA polymerase, and is a DNA polymerase enzyme that transcribes single-stranded RNA into double-stranded DNA.
(Normal transcription involves the synthesis of RNA from DNA, hence reverse transcription is the reverse of this).

« Back to Glossary Index
 
     
 
 
 
 
 
International Union of Immunological SocietiesUniversity of South AfricaInstitute of Infectious Disease and Molecular MedicineElizabeth Glazer Pediatric Aids FoundationStellenbosch University