BiologyFeb8th2007 - Enzymes link the nucleotides together...

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Dustin Lee Feb. 8 Block C: Biology 1. The cell uses a template to copy DNA by somehow using a “negative” of the DNA to make more DNA. If you one of the strands of DNA, you can determine the complementary nitrogen bases on the other strand. 2. During DNA copying, the two strands of the double helix separate. Each single strand acts as a “negative” or producing a new, complementary strand. Nucleotides line up one at a time across from the existing strand as predicted by the base-pairing rules.
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Unformatted text preview: Enzymes link the nucleotides together to form the new DNA strands, called daughter strands. 3. DNA replication occurs before a cell divides, ensuring that the cells in a multicellular organism all carry the same genetic information. It is also the mechanism for producing the DNA copies that offspring inherit from parents during reproduction....
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