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A polypeptide subunit of the RNA polymerase of E. coli. This molecule by itself has no catalytic function, but it serves to recognize specific binding sites on DNA molecules for the initiation of RNA transcription. See Chronology, 1969, Burgess et al.; Pribnow box, RNA polymerase.

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