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Problem: Telomeres are sequences added to the ends of chromosome through the activity of telomerase, which contains reverse transcriptase (RT). Why is RT a DNA polymerase? What template does it use? What is the primer?

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Reverse transcriptase (RT) is a DNA polymerase because it can synthesize DNA from another nucleotide sequence. 

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Telomeres are sequences added to the ends of chromosome through the activity of telomerase, which contains reverse transcriptase (RT). Why is RT a DNA polymerase? What template does it use? What is the primer?

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