reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction

  • RT-PCR
German: Reverse Transkriptase-Polymerase-Kettenreaktion
Japanese: 逆転写酵素ポリメラーゼ連鎖反応法

Molecular biology. A variation of the PCR technique allowing to amplify a RNA sequence after synthesis of a complementary DNA. cDNA is made from RNA by the enzyme reverse transcriptase. The resultant cDNA is then amplified using PCR technique.

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