Published Online: 22 MAR 2002
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How to Cite
Drapkin, R. I. and Reinberg, D. F. 2002. RNA Synthesis. eLS. .
- Published Online: 22 MAR 2002
Transcription is the process of RNA synthesis in which the information stored in DNA is converted to RNA by an enzyme called RNA polymerase. Transcription constitutes a complex reaction whose essential features have been evolutionarily preserved from bacteria to mammals.
- RNA polymerase;
- transcription cycle;
- promoter clearance;