transcription initiation, DNA-dependent

id: GO:0006352
name: transcription initiation, DNA-dependent
namespace: biological_process
type: go
obsolete: False

Description: Any process involved in the assembly of the RNA polymerase preinitiation complex (PIC) at the core promoter region of a DNA template, resulting in the subsequent synthesis of RNA from that promoter. The initiation phase includes PIC assembly and the formation of the first few bonds in the RNA chain, including abortive initiation, which occurs when the first few nucleotides are repeatedly synthesized and then released. The initiation phase ends just before and does not include promoter clearance, or release, which is the transition between the initiation and elongation phases of transcription.

Child Functions

GO:0001123transcription initiation from bacterial-type RNA polymerase promoter
GO:0006361transcription initiation from RNA polymerase I promoter
GO:0006367transcription initiation from RNA polymerase II promoter
GO:0006384transcription initiation from RNA polymerase III promoter
GO:0006391transcription initiation from mitochondrial promoter

Parent Functions

GO:0032774RNA biosynthetic process