RNA polymerases catalyse the DNA dependent polymerisation of RNA. Prokaryotes contain a single RNA polymerase compared to three in eukaryotes (not including mitochondrial. and chloroplast polymerases). This domain, domain 6, represents a mobile module of the RNA polymerase. Domain 6 forms part of the shelf module [1,2]. This family appears to be specific to the largest subunit of RNA polymerase II.
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