Molecular Genetics: Replication
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DNA Replication Review Questions
These multiple choice and true/false questions are designed to help students practice and test their understanding of
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These are review questions are designed to help students better understand genetic replication. They are based on materials that can be found on the Molecular Genetics: Replication Lecture Main Page.
2. Why does DNA need to be replicated?
3. What is a DNA molecule made of?
4. What is a replication bubble and how is it involved in the copying of DNA?
5. Explain the process of replication. What has to happen to the parent strands in order for them to be copied? How are the new DNA molecules put together? How does the process ultimately result in two new double-stranded molecules?
6. Explain the difference in how the leading strand and lagging strand of new DNA is constructed.
7. At each end of the replication bubble is a replication fork, where new DNA is being constructed on each strand. How does the replication fork relate to the identity of the lagging and leading strand?
8. Describe the process of how are nucleotide monomers are put together into strands of nucleic acid.
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