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by geoffrey
Thu Mar 26, 2009 6:28 pm
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: DNA traversal
Replies: 4
Views: 3328

Re: DNA traversal

It's not so much the speed of traversal as how that speed is controlled. Logically, in order to perfectly copy the DNA it's critical that the polymerase moves along the strand no faster than it's able to attach nucleotides. I would imagine the rate at which is attaches nucleotides is variable (since...
by geoffrey
Wed Mar 25, 2009 6:27 pm
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: DNA traversal
Replies: 4
Views: 3328

Re: DNA traversal

Thanks for the suggestion, I've been able to find a few more details about the process with that term. However I haven't been able to find anything that explains how the speed of traversal is regulated.
by geoffrey
Wed Mar 25, 2009 1:09 am
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: DNA traversal
Replies: 4
Views: 3328

DNA traversal

How do the enzymes involved in DNA replication (and similar processes) traverse a strand of DNA? The more I think about this seemingly trivial question, the more problems I find: - they need to maintain forward motion along the strand. - some parts of the process need building blocks such as nucleot...