<cell biology> Generic (and rather unhelpful) term for an enzyme that duplicates a polynucleotide sequence (either RNA or DNA). The term is more usefully restricted to the enzyme involved in the replication of certain viral RNA molecules.

This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology

(11 Mar 2008)

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