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describe the process of dna replication. (include enzymes)

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DNA replication is the process by which the entire genome of a cell is copied prior to cell division. There are several enzymes involved in the replication process, each of which solve a specific problem or perform a specific function.  They include

DNA Helicase - unwinds the double stranded helix so that the other enzymes can attach to the leading and lagging strand.

DNA Ligase - bonds new stands together.

DNA polymerase - adds new base pairs to match the template strand.

RNA Primase: Attaches RNA primers to the replicating strands.

answered May 16, 2012 by mshelton Level 3 User (8,500 points)




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