Okasaki fragments

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&nbsp;Okasaki fragments are fragments of DNA formed on the lagging strand during bidirectional semiconservative DNA replication. The strands are later fused together by DNA ligase to form the full, unfragmented DNA strand.<ref>Sakabe K, Okazaki R (December 1966). "A unique property of the replicating region of chromosomal DNA". Biochimica et Biophysica Acta 129 (3): 651–54. doi:10.1016/0005-2787(66)90088-8. PMID 5337977.</ref>
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&nbsp;Okasaki fragments are fragments of DNA formed on the lagging strand during bidirectional semiconservative DNA replication. The strands are later fused together by DNA ligase to form the full, unfragmented DNA strand.<ref>Sakabe K, Okazaki R (December 1966). "A unique property of the replicating region of chromosomal DNA". Biochimica et Biophysica Acta 129 (3): 651–54. doi:10.1016/0005-2787(66)90088-8. PMID 5337977.</ref>
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 Okasaki fragments are fragments of DNA formed on the lagging strand during bidirectional semiconservative DNA replication. The strands are later fused together by DNA ligase to form the full, unfragmented DNA strand.[1]

  1. Sakabe K, Okazaki R (December 1966). "A unique property of the replicating region of chromosomal DNA". Biochimica et Biophysica Acta 129 (3): 651–54. doi:10.1016/0005-2787(66)90088-8. PMID 5337977.
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