Problem: What is the difference between the leading and lagging strand? Describe how replication occurs on both strands.

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The difference between a leading strand and lagging strand is that the leading strand is the strand synthesized in the 5’-3’direction while a lagging strand is the strand synthesized in the 3’-5’ direction. In addition to that, the leading strand is synthesized continuously while a lagging strand is synthesized in fragments which are called Okazaki fragments.

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What is the difference between the leading and lagging strand? Describe how replication occurs on both strands.