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Taq Polymerase

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Taq polymerase is used in laboratory procedures such as polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and DNA sequencing.

What makes it different from other polymerases and more suitable for these procedures?

A

It is stable at temperatures approaching the boiling point of water.

B

A single molecule can synthesize both strands of double-stranded DNA at the same time.

C

It can synthesize a new DNA strand from 3' to 5' .

D

It can synthesize both DNA and RNA.