Primase vs Polymerase - What's the difference?

primase | polymerase |


In context|enzyme|lang=en terms the difference between primase and polymerase

is that primase is (enzyme) an rna polymerase involved in the initiation of dna synthesis while polymerase is (enzyme) any of various enzymes that catalyze the formation of polymers of dna or rna using an existing strand of rna or dna respectively as a template.

As nouns the difference between primase and polymerase

is that primase is (enzyme) an rna polymerase involved in the initiation of dna synthesis while polymerase is (enzyme) any of various enzymes that catalyze the formation of polymers of dna or rna using an existing strand of rna or dna respectively as a template.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

primase

English

Noun

(wikipedia primase) (en noun)
  • (enzyme) An RNA polymerase involved in the initiation of DNA synthesis
  • ----

    polymerase

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (enzyme) Any of various enzymes that catalyze the formation of polymers of DNA or RNA using an existing strand of RNA or DNA respectively as a template.
  • See also

    * reverse transcriptase * transcriptase