DNA primase


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DNA primase

[¦dē¦en¦ā ′prī‚mās]
(cell and molecular biology)
An enzyme involved in the initiation of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) replication that catalyzes the polymerization of short ribonucleic acid (RNA) primers on the template DNA.
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Several of the other most conserved proteins encoded are enzymes, including helicase A859L (>95% identity), RNA helicase B962L (>95% identity), prenyltransferase B318L (>95% identity), RNA polymerase 6 C147L (>96% identity), and DNA primase C962R (>97% identity).

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