DNA Replication

Topic 3.4

3.4.1: DNA Replication

A basic understanding of DNA replication involves unwinding of the double helix separation of the strands by helicase, followed by formation of complementary strands by DNA polymerase, outlined in the figure below. DNA replication uses complementary base pairing (i.e., adenine bonds thymine while cytosine bonds guanine).

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DNA Replication Explained

3.3.2 & 3.4.3: Significance of complementary base pairing

Complementary base pairing
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