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Definition: One of three kinds of enzymes that synthesize RNA using ribonucleotide triphosphates (ATP: CFP, GTP, UTP) and a DNA template. In eukaryotes, RNA polymerase I synthesizes ribosomal RNA; RNA polymerase synthesizes messenger RNA, and RNA polymerase III synthesizes transfer RNA.
Source: Hickman, C.P., et al. 2011. Integrated Principles of Zoology. Fifteenth Edition. McGraw-Hill Higher Education.