reverse transcription

id: GO:0001171
name: reverse transcription
namespace: biological_process
type: go
obsolete: False

Description: A DNA synthesis process that uses RNA as the initial template for synthesis of DNA, but which also includes an RNase activity to remove the RNA strand of an RNA-DNA heteroduplex produced by the RNA-dependent synthesis step and use of the initial DNA strand as a template for DNA synthesis.

Child Functions

GO:0032199reverse transcription involved in RNA-mediated transposition

Parent Functions

GO:0006278RNA-dependent DNA replication