dsDNA templated transcription

Related to:All DNA viruses.

Location: In host cell nucleus, or cytoplasm.

Transcription events: The transcription can be divided into three steps:

- The initiation step: a transcriptional initiation complex interacts with the DNA upstream of the transcriptional start called promoter. This step allows recruitment of the RNA polymerase.

- The elongation step: once the polymerase is recruited to the DNA and activated, it elongates and generates the RNA according to the DNA template.

- The termination: the termination is insured by specific signals including polyadenylation site in eukaryotes.