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Problem: Which of the following is correct about the synthesis of RNA during transcription?A. It proceeds in a 5' to 3' direction, antiparallel to the sense (non-template) strand.B. It proceeds in a 5' to 3' direction, antiparallel to the antisense (template) strand.

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Remember that RNA polymerase can only synthesize a polynucleotide strand in the 5' to 3' direction. In addition to this, the complementary base pairing happens in an antiparallel manner. 

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Which of the following is correct about the synthesis of RNA during transcription?

A. It proceeds in a 5' to 3' direction, antiparallel to the sense (non-template) strand.

B. It proceeds in a 5' to 3' direction, antiparallel to the antisense (template) strand.

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