DNA Taq polymerase
DNA Taq polymerase is an enzyme which is commonly used in the process of PCR. This particular DNA polymerase was isolated from Thermus aquaticus in hot springs . It is used as it can withstand the high temperatures which are used during the PCR cycle. The role of DNA Taq polymerase is to synthesise DNA from a single stranded DNA template in the presence of dNTPs and a primer.
- ↑ Yamagami, Matsukawa, Tsunekawa, Kawarabayasi, Ishino, Ishino. Gene. (2015)A longer finger-subdomain of family a DNA polymerases found by metagenomic analysis strengthens DNA binding and primer extension abilities.