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A DNA polymerase is an enzyme that catalyzes the polymerization of deoxyribonucleotides into a DNA strand. DNA polymerases are most well-known for their role in DNA replication, in which the polymerase "reads" an intact DNA strand as a template and uses it to synthesize the new strand. The newly-polymerized molecule is complementary to the template strand and identical to the template's original partner strand. DNA polymerases use a magnesium ion for catalytic activity.
Study provides insight into replication and transcription machinery of ranaviruses

Study provides insight into replication and transcription machinery of ranaviruses

Scientists test the accuracy of enzymes that copy DNA under weightlessness

Scientists test the accuracy of enzymes that copy DNA under weightlessness

Study pinpoints the mutational hotspots in DNA

Study pinpoints the mutational hotspots in DNA

Scientists analyze the molecular machinery of poxviruses at an atomic level

Scientists analyze the molecular machinery of poxviruses at an atomic level

Human cells can convert RNA sequences into DNA

Human cells can convert RNA sequences into DNA

Refreshers develop new DNA sequencing method

Refreshers develop new DNA sequencing method

Study discovers how some proteins ensure repair of errors introduced during DNA replication

Study discovers how some proteins ensure repair of errors introduced during DNA replication

Study reveals novel dimension in the study of protein-protein interactions

Study reveals novel dimension in the study of protein-protein interactions

Polβ enzyme prevents breakdown of DNA in the hippocampus region

Polβ enzyme prevents breakdown of DNA in the hippocampus region

Scientists identify complex enzyme that protects cells from constant DNA damage

Scientists identify complex enzyme that protects cells from constant DNA damage