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DNA Replication

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Simple cell division
- 2 daughter cells (each have full set of genetic material)
- enzymes break the bonds between basis throughout the DNA molecule
- exposed basis attract unnattached DNA nucleotides
- each base can only pair with one other
- new strands are formed its basis join the base of the original strand
- finished product: 2 double stranded DNA molecules exactly like the original, each consisting of one original chain joined to the newly formed chain
DNA Replication
- the 2 strands of the DNA molecule are separated
- each strand serves as a template for a new strand
- while separated, unnattached nucleotides are attracted to the free ends of attached nucleotides
- a new strand is formed and replication is complete
- created 2 new brand new identical strands
Complementary
in genetics, referencing to the fact that DNA bases from pairs (called base pairs) in a precise manner. For example, adenine can bond only to thymine. these two basis are said to be complimentary because one requires the other to form a complete DNA base pair
Enzymes
replication begins with enzymes (specialized proteins that initiate and direct chemical reactions in the body)