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DNA Replication help

Post by tippy11411 » Tue Nov 03, 2009 2:19 am

Can someone help me with this question? How do you synthesize both new strands of DNA, when the polymerase can only add onto the 3' end of the new strand being synthesized?

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Post by mith » Tue Nov 03, 2009 4:05 am

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Post by JackBean » Tue Nov 03, 2009 7:21 am

Use both strands as templates ;)
http://www.biolib.cz/en/main/

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Post by Darby » Tue Nov 03, 2009 3:20 pm

And the second one is done in bits, as more opens it jumps up and works back to the end of the last one - the bits are Okazaki fragments.

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