How Do The Two Complementary Nucleotide Chains Of The DNA Facilitate The Replication Process Of The Molecule

How Do The Two Complementary Nucleotide Chains Of The DNA Facilitate The Replication Process Of The Molecule


  • 5 Feb, 2012

    The fact that the DNA molecule is made of two polynucleotide chains whose nitrogen-containing bases form hydrogen bonds facilitates the duplication of the molecule. During the DNA replication, the binding of the two chains is broken and each of them serves as template for the formation of a new nucleotide sequence along it, with the help of the enzyme DNA polymerase and obeying the pairing rule A-T, C-G. At the end of the process two double helix of DNA are produced, each made of an original template chain and of a new synthesized polynucleotide chain.

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