Polymerase

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Polymerase is a term used in [[Enzyme|enzyme]] naming which shows the related function of that enzyme. A polymerase enzyme's primary function is the polymerisation of new double stranded [[DNA|DNA]] or [[RNA|RNA]] from a single strand (template strand). One of the major enzymes used in vitro is [[Taq Polymerase|Taq Polymerase]], this is a thermophilic enzyme which is used in [[PCR|PCR]] reactions, by virtue of its high thermostability, to eliminate the need to replace denatured [https://teaching.ncl.ac.uk/bms/wiki/index.php/DNA_polymerase DNA polymerase] once per [https://teaching.ncl.ac.uk/bms/wiki/index.php/Polymerase_Chain_Reaction_(PCR) PCR] cycle.  
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Polymerase is a term used in [[Enzyme|enzyme]] naming which shows the related function of that enzyme. A polymerase enzyme's primary function is the polymerisation of new double stranded [[DNA|DNA]] or [[RNA|RNA]] from a single strand (template strand). One of the major enzymes used in vitro is [[Taq Polymerase|Taq Polymerase]], this is a thermophilic enzyme which is used in [[PCR|PCR]] reactions, by virtue of its high thermostability, to eliminate the need to replace denatured [[DNA polymerase|DNA polymerase]] once per [[PCR|PCR]] cycle.  
  
 
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Latest revision as of 20:01, 6 December 2018

Polymerase is a term used in enzyme naming which shows the related function of that enzyme. A polymerase enzyme's primary function is the polymerisation of new double stranded DNA or RNA from a single strand (template strand). One of the major enzymes used in vitro is Taq Polymerase, this is a thermophilic enzyme which is used in PCR reactions, by virtue of its high thermostability, to eliminate the need to replace denatured DNA polymerase once per PCR cycle.

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DNA Polymerase

RNA Polymerase

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