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Unformatted text preview: 4. In bacteria, does DNA replication start at only one location on the entire DNA molecule? Is the origin of replication in bacteria randomly selected? 5. Chemical bonds are formed as nucleotides are joined together on the growing DNA strand. Where does the energy come from to drive this polymerization reaction? 6. What are Okazaki fragments? Are Okazaki fragments found on both newly made DNA strands? 7. What is a primer? Why is a primer required for DNA synthesis? 8. Is DNA polymerase III moving along the DNA molecule or does evidence indicate that DNA polymerase III stationary? 9. Do base paring errors occur? If so, are they fixed? 10. Ultraviolet light can cause thymine dimers to form in the DNA of skin cells. Why are these dimers a problem? Can this area of the DNA be repaired? 11. What are telomeres and what is their function? Writing prompt Length is about 480-850 words....
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This note was uploaded on 03/27/2008 for the course BIO 1407 taught by Professor Grise during the Spring '08 term at Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi.
- Spring '08