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DNA REPLICATION - needed to perpetuate its sequence • The...

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DNA REPLICATION It is crucial that the genetic material must be reproduced accurately. Because the 2 DNA strands are joined only by hydrogen bonds, they are able to separate without breakage of covalent bonds. Each of the separated strands can act as a template for the synthesis of a complementary strand. Thus...the structure of DNA carries the information
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Unformatted text preview: needed to perpetuate its sequence. • The parental duplex is replicated to form two daughter duplexes. • Each daughter duplex consists of one parental strand and one (newly synthesized ) daughter strand. • The unit which is conserved from 1 generation to the next is one of the two individual strands comprising the parental duplex....
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