DNA primase activity

id: GO:0003896
name: DNA primase activity
namespace: molecular_function
type: go
obsolete: False

Description: Catalysis of the synthesis of a short RNA primer on a DNA template, providing a free 3'-OH that can be extended by DNA-directed DNA polymerases. Catalyzed by a DNA-directed RNA polymerase that forms a complex with alpha DNA polymerase.

Parent Functions

GO:0003899DNA-directed RNA polymerase activity