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).

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