Replication origin

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Replication origin

A unique dNA sequence of a replicon at which dNA replication is initiated and proceeds bidirectionally or unidirectionally. It contains the sites where the first separation of the complementary strands occurs, a primer rNA is synthesised, and the switch from primer rna to dNA synthesis takes place. (rieger et al., glossary of genetics: classical and molecular, 5th ed)