Solution: One strand of DNA serves as a template for the synthesis of a new strand through _____ base pairing.A. conservativeB. complementaryC. doubleD. parallelE. helical

Problem

One strand of DNA serves as a template for the synthesis of a new strand through _____ base pairing.

A. conservative

B. complementary

C. double

D. parallel

E. helical

Solution

Double-stranded DNA is known to follow a semi-conservative mode of replication. In this mode, the two strands of the parent DNA separate and each strand will be acted upon by a polymerase enzyme to synthesize its partner strand.

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