Authored by: Kimball Nill

Glossary of Biotechnology and Agrobiotechnology Terms

Print publication date:  July  2016
Online publication date:  September  2016

Print ISBN: 9781498758208
eBook ISBN: 9781315367811
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A viral RNA polymerase secreted by a bacteriophage that infects Escherichia coli bacteria. Q-beta replicase can copy a naturally occurring RNA (molecule) sequence (e.g., from bacteria, viruses, fungi, or tumor cells) at a geometric (i.e., very fast) rate. See also Polymerase, Bacteriophage, Ribonucleic acid (RNA), Q-beta replicase technique.


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