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What does L stand for?

L stands for Polymerase (virus protein identifier)

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Assuming suitable pH, dNTP availability, and cations, a minimal structure for a DNA polymerase to be able to work with could then be represented in text as Figure 1.
We used 10 [micro]L RNA suspension for reverse transcription PCR, with primers targeting either a consensus sequence for the phlebovirus polymerase gene (L RNA segment) or Toscana virus (8) and the nucleoprotein (N) gene (S RNA segment) specifically (9).
Tokyo, Japan, June 5, 2006 - (JCN) - Takara Bio announced on June 1 that it will begin marketing two new enzymes, PrimeSTAR Max DNA Polymerase and PrimeScript, on June 18.
Woodgate's laboratory recently discovered and purified polymerase iota (pol [Iota], one of a superfamily of DNA polymerases that synthesize short stretches of DNA and are relatively inaccurate--that is, they may allow the A, C, G, or T base moieties to be matched to an incorrect mate (for instance, matching G with T or A, rather than with its proper mate, C).