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Unformatted text preview: for DNA replication. The process of DNA Replication There are three basic steps to DNA replication: The two DNA strands of the parental chromosome must unwind and separate. Each strand of the parent chromosome serves as a template for the synthesis of a daughter strand. DNA is always synthesized in the 5' 3' direction from the 3' 5' parent strand template. It helps to remember that the 5' end is the free phosphate (PO 4- 3 ) end, and the 3' end is the OH end of the sugar. The newly synthesized double helix of each parent-daughter combination rewinds to form the DNA chains of a replicated chromosome. Each new DNA molecule is composed of one-half of the parent chromosome and one-half newly synthesized DNA....
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This note was uploaded on 12/29/2011 for the course BIO 151 taught by Professor Edwards during the Spring '10 term at SUNY Stony Brook.
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