Study Guide: DNA Replication

Study Questions

Objective:  Relate the structure of DNA to the process of DNA replication.

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Study Guide Questions

  1. Understand the role of the following enzymes in DNA replication:  Helicase, primase, DNA polymerase, ligase
  2. Given a strand of DNA and the DIRECTION replication occurs, determine which strand is the leading strand and which is the lagging strand.
  3. DNA replication is ____________?  (Use one word to answer…or one hyphenated word?)


  1. What are Okazaki fragments?
  2. Clearly explain why Okazaki fragments exist.


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