The points of extension for the newly synthesized strands are indicated by the two additional bases for each which can be seen below:
In the diagram below, two new nucleic acid strands are being synthesized.
Extend each of the two fragments by adding two nucleotides (two for each fragment) at the appropriate locations - meaning where the polymerase would add them.
Does this diagram represent transcription or replication? Provide appropriate evidence and reasoning to support your claim.
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