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Dna polymerases

Dna polymerase

(Science: enzyme molecular biology) enzymes involved in template directed synthesis of dna from deoxyribonucleotide triphosphates. I, II and III are known in E. Coli, III appears to be most important in genome replication and i is important for its ability to edit out unpaired bases at the end of growing strands. Animal cells have and polymerases, with apparently responsible for replication of nuclear dna and for replication of mitochondrial. All these function with a dna strand as template. Retroviruses possess a unique dna polymerase (reverse transcriptase) that uses an rna template.

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A question regarding PCR

Hello everyone. Let's say I have this microsatellite DNA sequence: 5’-acatttg CTT CGTACACAAC TGTGCGAACA TGC caacctca tgcaacctca cacacacaca ... not clear to me how to answer it. When the two DNA strand separate and have polymerases amplifying them, won't the initial products have different lengths ...

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Why is ATP rather than GTP, CTP or TTP the energy currency?

... loop set in, and it became dominant. Obviously, all 4 are used by DNA polymerases, and GTP is used by numerous receptor proteins. I'm not aware of much use for TTP ...

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Help please with viruses?

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by leongs04
Tue Jul 24, 2012 4:13 am
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Re: Mismatch DNA repair

Increased efficiency? The processes of strand elongation and primer replacement are spatially/temporally separated, it's faster if 2 polymerases do it at once. Another way of looking at it... proofreading is such an important ability that if one polymerase is defective, the other one still ...

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by TheWalkingGlitch
Wed Nov 09, 2011 1:21 am
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Topic: Mismatch DNA repair
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the RNA synthesized on one of the DNA strands is ..........?

Yes, it is all of them. All RNAs are synthesized by RNA polymerases, and all RNA polymerases use one strand of DNA as the template strand to synthesize single-stranded RNA.

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by aptitude
Tue Nov 08, 2011 6:38 am
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