Definition of Dna Replication

DNA replication is a complex biological process that occurs during the division of cells. The DNA first makes copies of it and the cell divides afterwards through mitosis and meiosis. It is a semi-conservative process which means that a template strand is required in order to synthesize a new complementary daughter strand.


The most important enzyme involved in this process is DNA polymerase that joins together the dNTP molecules. The process is initiated by a DNA primer and there are certain enzymes that have the ability to proofread the sequence formed by the polymerase. Hence, the cells grow, get repaired, and divided by DNA replication.


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