BIOL 114
Biology Dept
Kenyon College

DNA Replication Quiz

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Molecular Steps of DNA Replication
Like all cellular processes, replication of DNA is mediated by enzymes, such as DNA polymerase III (Pol III).  These enzymes must function to copy DNA as fast and as accurately as possible.
The helicase enzyme unwinds DNA, at the origin of replication.  Two replicating forks are created.  This reaction needs ATP.  The exposed single-stranded DNA is protected by single-strand binding proteins (ssb).