DNA Structure and Replication

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In the textbook, it is mentioned that Telomerases exhibit reverse- transcriptase activity. Would this mean telomerase is an example of an RNA- dependent, DNA synthesizing enzyme?


Yes, since telomerase is a reverse transcriptase, it is an example of a RNA dependant DNA synthesizing enzyme. Interestingly, telomerase carries its own template RNA.

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