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Depending upon the chemical nature of the template (DNA or RNA) and the nature of nucleic acids synthesised from it (DNA or RNA), list the types of nucleic acid polymerases.

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DNA Template

  • DNA polymerases for DNA replication.
  • RNA polymerases for RNA synthesis or transcription

RNA Template

  • RNA dependent RNA polymerases for synthesis of RNA is some RNA viruses. 
  • Reverse transcriptase to synthesize DNA over RNA template.

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