Complementary Base Pairing

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Complementary Base Pairing

Post by nataliehellio » Tue Oct 27, 2009 10:01 pm

I have been asked:
Explain the signficance of complementary base pairing in relation to the cell cycle.

I have done lots of outside research on this topic but cannot find any specifics to answer this question
Any help would be much appriciated.
Thank you

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Post by mith » Wed Oct 28, 2009 1:42 am

do you understand the question?
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Post by JackBean » Wed Oct 28, 2009 2:35 am

I don't :-D
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Cis or trans? That's what matters.

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Post by kolean » Thu Oct 29, 2009 12:31 am

Perhaps the DNA repair checkpoints during the cell cycle? If there is not complementary base pairing (mismatched pairing) then the cell cycle will halt until the DNA repair is done (excision of mismatched pair and replacement of correctly complementary base pairing put in).

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Post by Dougalbod » Thu Oct 29, 2009 9:48 am

Perhaps explaining that complementary base pairing provides a means to replicate the genetic material - quite important for the cell cycle....

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Post by nataliehellio » Tue Nov 03, 2009 6:47 pm

Ah okay thank you for all your comments, yeah dougal you are correct, it provides a means to replicate the genetic material.
Thank you!

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