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Solution: Which of the following statements about DNA replication is false?A. Replication forks represent areas of active DNA synthesis on the chromosomes.B. Error rates for DNA replication are reduced by proofreading of the DNA polymerase.C. The sliding clamp protein increases the rate of DNA synthesis.D. Ligases and polymerases function in the vicinity of replication forks.E. Okazaki fragments are synthesized as part of the leading strand formation.

Problem

Which of the following statements about DNA replication is false?

A. Replication forks represent areas of active DNA synthesis on the chromosomes.

B. Error rates for DNA replication are reduced by proofreading of the DNA polymerase.

C. The sliding clamp protein increases the rate of DNA synthesis.

D. Ligases and polymerases function in the vicinity of replication forks.

E. Okazaki fragments are synthesized as part of the leading strand formation.

Solution

In a replication fork, the replicating strands are divided into two: the leading strand and the lagging strand, Both strands use a DNA polymerase that synthesizes in the 5' to 3' direction.

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