what is semi conservative replication

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can it be explained in bullet points please

Posted Tue 21st February, 2012 @ 23:14 by neelam

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Basically, it goes something like this...

  • The DNA helix unwinds
  • DNA helicase breaks the hydrogen bonds betweent the bases which leaves two strands of DNA
  • Free nucleotides pair up with each of the bases on the strands
  • DNA polymerase joins the free nucleotides to the original strands using complemntory base pairing
  • This creates two identical strands of DNA

Theres an animated version which explains it here> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zdDkiRw1PdU&feature=related

Hope this helped :)

Answered Mon 27th February, 2012 @ 16:56 by Kayleigh Nicholson
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Answered Thu 1st March, 2012 @ 16:38 by Tomm Mapstone