Escherichia coli K-12 substr. MG1655 Gene-Ontology-Terms Class: GO:0006269 - DNA replication, synthesis of RNA primer

Definition: The synthesis of a short RNA polymer, usually 4-15 nucleotides long, using one strand of unwound DNA as a template; the RNA then serves as a primer from which DNA polymerases extend synthesis.

Parent Classes:
GO:0006259 - DNA metabolic process,
GO:0032774 - RNA biosynthetic process

Part Of:
GO:0006261 - DNA-dependent DNA replication

Term Members:
primosomal replication protein N'' (priC),
primosome factor N' (priA),
chromosome replication; initiation and chain elongation (dnaC),
DNA primase (dnaG),
primosomal protein DnaT,

Unification Links: GO:0006269

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Please cite the following article in publications resulting from the use of EcoCyc: Nucleic Acids Research 41:D605-12 2013
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