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Synthesis phase

Definition

noun

A stage of interphase wherein the eukaryotic somatic cell makes a copy of its DNA (via DNA replication) (hence the name)


Supplement

The Synthesis phase occurs in between two Gap phases (Gap 1 and Gap 2). By the end of Gap 1 phase, the cell will decide if it will proceed to the Synthesis phase (S phase) or if it will enter a period of dormancy called Gap 0 phase. The transition of the cell from Gap 1 to S phase is determined by certain factors, e.g. levels of nutrients, growth factors and energy.


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Need some help with a question

... (Can be multiple answers) a. beginning of mitosis b. end of G1 phase c. beginning of S (Synthesis) d. end of mitosis e. beginning of G2 phase

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by nillkill
Sat Mar 22, 2014 5:49 pm
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Need some help with a question
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Protein synthesis during S phase

Are you sure there is no protein synthesis during S phase? If it is so, I'd say it's because the DNA is busy with all the replication and thus cannot lose ...

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by JackBean
Wed Sep 25, 2013 11:10 am
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Protein synthesis during S phase
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Protein synthesis during S phase

Hi, Why does protein synthesis no occur during the S phase? i.e., why is there no transcription during replication (I'm assuming transcription, not translation, ...

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by yuriw
Wed Sep 25, 2013 3:03 am
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Protein synthesis during S phase
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Cell Cycle

i need to know an experimental proof by which we can determine that DNA synthesis occurs during S phase of the cell cycle.....please help...

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by APmicro
Thu Sep 20, 2012 4:48 pm
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Cell Cycle
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Protein Synthesis/DNA replication question. PLEASE HELP

How and why is it that protein synthesis may occur at the same time as DNA replication in the cell (in the S phase) I know this is true for sure because I heard my teacher say so; however, I forgot hearing her saying ...

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by reyrey389
Mon Nov 07, 2011 7:24 am
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Protein Synthesis/DNA replication question. PLEASE HELP
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