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Asked by Wyatt Williams, Last updated: Jul 05, 2020

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M. Klose

M. Klose, Content Writer, Oakland

Answered Aug 29, 2018

DNA replication is the process wherein the DNA makes a copy of itself. This usually occurs during cell division. The double helix structure will be unzipped first then the hydrogen bonds will be broken down. The separated structure will then create the replication fork form. The two new strands will serve as the new, replicated DNA.

Cell replication is important because if this does not occur, this will lead to the death of the cells. It is also important that DNA will be copied so that no mutation will occur as new cells are formed. This will ensure that people will be getting healthy cells.

 

John Adney

John Adney

Answered Feb 07, 2017

I wrote semi-conservative, parental strand, and new strand and it marked me wrong but showed my answer correct, Why?
 

John Smith

John Smith

Answered Nov 22, 2016

Semi-conservative, parental strand, new strand
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John Adney

What does semi-conservative mean?

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