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What is DNA replication
the processs of making new DNA
How does the cell produce more DNA
Uses a template from the parent strand
What is the area where DNA is being replicated called
The growing fork
What is the purpose of the growing fork
area of unwinding
has DNA polymerase
What is DNA polymerase
Enzyme that adds nucleotides to the growing DNA molecule
Which way does DNA polymerase function
forward 5 --- 3
What is the leading strand
5 --- 3 perfect for DNA polymerase
What is the lagging strand
3 --- 5
cannot have DNA polymerase function in this dirrection
What are Okasaki fragments
a small fragment of lagging the lagging strand
What is DNA ligase
an enzyme that glues together the Okazaki fragments