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DNA-templated transcription, initiation (GO:0006352)
Annotations: Rat: (124) Mouse: (105) Human: (268) Chinchilla: (69) Bonobo: (71) Dog: (110) Squirrel: (71) Pig: (110)
Parent Terms Term With Siblings Child Terms
antisense RNA transcription +  
bacterial transcription +  
DNA replication, synthesis of RNA primer +   
DNA-templated transcription, elongation +   
DNA-templated transcription, initiation +   
Any process involved in the assembly of the RNA polymerase preinitiation complex (PIC) at the core promoter region of a DNA template, resulting in the subsequent synthesis of RNA from that promoter. The initiation phase includes PIC assembly and the formation of the first few bonds in the RNA chain, including abortive initiation, which occurs when the first few nucleotides are repeatedly synthesized and then released. The initiation phase ends just before and does not include promoter clearance, or release, which is the transition between the initiation and elongation phases of transcription.
DNA-templated transcription, termination +   
DNA-templated transcriptional start site selection +   
double-stranded RNA biosynthetic process  
maintenance of transcriptional fidelity during DNA-templated transcription elongation +   
mitochondrial transcription +   
mRNA transcription +   
ncRNA transcription +   
negative regulation of RNA biosynthetic process +   
negative regulation of transcription, DNA-templated +   
nucleic acid-templated transcription +   
plastid transcription +  
positive regulation of RNA biosynthetic process +   
positive regulation of transcription, DNA-templated +   
promoter clearance during DNA-templated transcription +  
regulation of RNA biosynthetic process +   
regulation of transcription, DNA-templated +   
selenocysteinyl-tRNA(Sec) biosynthetic process  
telomeric repeat-containing RNA transcription +   
transcription by RNA polymerase I +   
transcription by RNA polymerase II +   
transcription by RNA polymerase III +   
transcription by RNA polymerase IV 
transcription by RNA polymerase V +  

Exact Synonyms: DNA-dependent RNA polymerase complex assembly at promoter ;   initiation of DNA-dependent transcription
Related Synonyms: transcription initiation factor activity ;   transcription initiation, DNA-dependent
Definition Sources: GOC:jid, GOC:txnOH, PMID:18280161

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