BIOL 1000 Lecture Notes - Dna Replication

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DNA Replication
DNA is replicated in a semi conservative fashion that is each daughter DNA has one
strand from the parent and one is newly replicated.
DNA replication:
The template strand is in opposite direction to the growing DNA strand. (DNA is
synthesized in a 5’ to 3’ direction). The 3’ OH on the last nucleotide on the growing
strand reacts with the α phosphate of the incoming dNTP.
OH H
Structure of a Nucleotide (dNTP: N stands for any base):