Biology: The Unity and Diversity of Life (14th Edition)

Published by Brooks/Cole Publishing Co.
ISBN 10: 1305073959
ISBN 13: 978-1-30507-395-1

Chapter 15 - Self-Quiz - Page 248: 3


b. cDNA; mRNA

Work Step by Step

Reverse transcriptase is an enzyme that catalyzes the reaction that uses mRNA as a template and makes a copy of DNA that is complementary to that mRNA. Reverse transcriptase is the opposite of transcriptase, which creates a strand of mRNA using the DNA template.
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