What role does the DNA polymerase I play in the leading strand vs. the lagging strand?
DNA replication is the process by which a cell's DNA is copied. Depending on the organism, this can involve accurately copying as few as 160,000 base pairs (belonging to the bacterium Carsonella ruddii) to 150 billion base pairs (belonging to the flower Paris japonica). The mechanism for DNA replication is similar across organisms, even between prokaryotes and eukaryotes.
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In prokaryotes and eukaryotes, DNA replication is semi-conservative; that is, one parent molecule of DNA gives rise to two daughter molecules, each of...
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Understand how DNA is replicated. Learn why DNA replicates, when DNA replicates, and how DNA replication works. Get an overview of the rates of replication of different cells.