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Problem: In eukaryotes, which RNA polymerase transcribes the genes that encode proteins?A) RNA polymerase IB) RNA polymerase IIC) RNA polymerase IIID) RNA polymerase IVE) RNA polymerase  V

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Types of RNA Polymerase in Eukaryotes:

RNA Polymerase

Function

I

Synthesizes pre-rRNA 45S which matures into 28S, 18S, and 5.8S rRNAs

II

Synthesizes mRNAs, snRNAs, and microRNAs

III

Synthesizes tRNAs, rRNA 5S, and small RNAs

IV

Synthesizes siRNA in plants

V

Synthesizes RNAs involved in heterochromatin formation in plants

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In eukaryotes, which RNA polymerase transcribes the genes that encode proteins?

A) RNA polymerase I

B) RNA polymerase II

C) RNA polymerase III

D) RNA polymerase IV

E) RNA polymerase  V

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