DNA Replication: Prokaryotes and Yeast
Published Online: 11 MAR 2004
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How to Cite
Hoelz, D. J., Hickey, R. J. and Malkas, L. H. 2004. DNA Replication: Prokaryotes and Yeast. eLS. .
- Published Online: 11 MAR 2004
An organism's ability to pass on genetic information to further generations requires the accurate reproduction of its genomic DNA, a process termed DNA replication. Examination of the events that take place during DNA replication has revealed numerous well-orchestrated protein–protein interactions and enzymatic reactions, which ultimately leads to synthesis of an essentially identical replica of the cell's complete genome.