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What enzyme splits the DNA molecules apart, starting at the replication origins rich in A-T pairs
Why are A-T pairs easily broken?
Because they only have 2 hydrogen bonds
What inserts a starter of RNA nucleotides at the initiation point?
RNA Primase
What binds a complimentary leading strand of DNA nucleotides starting at the 3' end of the RNA primer?
DNA polymerase
What attaches more RNA primer in the remaining gaps, yielding a series of Okazaki fragments. (The lagging strand)
RNA primase
What strips the RNA primer off?
What replaces the stripped away RNA primer with DNA nucleotides?
DNA Polymerase
What inserts phosphate into any remaining gaps in the sugar phosphate backbone