Unformatted text preview: and T-A). This takes place on both sides of the replication forks simultaneously, but in opposite directions. • The enzyme, DNA polymerase, promotes the synthesis of the new DNA strands, by recognizing the appropriate complementary base needed and by bonding appropriate daughter nucleotides to the growing DNA molecule. • DNA polymerase has two limitations: 1. DNA polymerase cannot add nucleotides until there is a double-stranded starter. It can read the single chain template, but can't bond the nucleotides for the new strand for replication with just the single-stranded template. 2. DNA polymerase can only work in one direction and the double-stranded DNA has two directions at each replication fork....
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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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