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A 37-year-old, female develops fever, night sweat, weight loss, and a blood- tinged cough. While in the emergency room, an infectious disease specialist is consulted, she is suspected to have pulmonary tuberculosis and is immediately prescribed with a multidrug regimen that includes rifampin. Rifampin inhibits RNA transcription because it inhibits the enzyme-

A) DNA- dependent DNA polymerase

B) DNA- dependent RNA polymerase

C) RNA- dependent DNA polymerase

D) RNA- dependent RNA polymerase

E) Reverse transcriptase.

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