AAT Bioquest

Does RNA polymerase make RNA?

Posted October 25, 2021


Yes, RNA polymerase makes RNA. This synthesis takes place during transcription. During transcription, RNA polymerase uses the information encoded within the DNA sequence of a gene to make a new strand of RNA. 

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