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Processes and Steps of DNA Replication for the MCAT: Tutoring Solution Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Why is it necessary that the DNA helicase unwinds the DNA?

Question 2 2. In which method of DNA Replication would new DNA consist of alternating parent and daughter DNA?

Question 3 3. Which of the following BEST explains the role of DNA polymerase?

Question 4 4. What are the small components (monomers) that make up the large DNA polymer?

Question 5 5. Which is the enzyme that attaches daughter nucleotides to the parent strand during DNA replication?

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Question 6 6. Which enzyme is responsible for laying down the daughter nucleotides during DNA replication?

Question 7 7. What kind of organism was used to investigate the method of DNA Replication?

Question 8 8. How is the N-15 isotope different from the N-14 atom?

Question 9 9. Which word part is used to designate that a molecule is an enzyme?

Question 10 10. Where are hydrogen bonds located within the DNA?

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Question 11 11. Why do we call DNA an antiparallel molecule?

Question 12 12. Which is the enzyme that builds the RNA primer?

Question 13 13. Why can't DNA polymerase work continuously on both parent strands?

Question 14 14. In which method of DNA Replication would all parent DNA be conserved in the original molecule?

Question 15 15. Who performed the experiment that proved semi-conservative DNA replication was correct?

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Question 16 16.

Using the given information, determine the correct order of the following events during the replication of the lagging strand.

a. The DNA double helix unwinds.

b. The Okazaki fragments are joined.

c. The RNA primase builds an RNA primer on the parent strand.

d. Nucleotides are added and matched to the parent strand.

Question 17 17. Why does N-15 DNA sink to a lower level than N-14 in a centrifuge tube?

Question 18 18. What happens to the RNA primer once DNA replication is begun by DNA polymerase?

Question 19 19. The replication of DNA is a complex process; all of the following statements are correct, EXCEPT

Question 20 20. Because hydrogen bonds are weak bonds, they create a perfect site for _____.

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Question 21 21. What is the purpose of the RNA primer?

Question 22 22. What is the cellular process in which a new copy of DNA is created?

Question 23 23. How many replication forks are contained in each replication bubble?

Question 24 24. The Dispersive method of DNA Replication was disproved when the scientists observed...

Question 25 25. How many rounds of DNA Replication were needed to disprove the Conservative method?

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Question 26 26. When DNA helicase separates the two parental strands, it creates a Y-shape called a _____.

Question 27 27. Which of the parent DNA strands is replicated discontinuously?

Question 28 28. The location where the process of DNA replication begins is called the _____.

Question 29 29. Which is the strand that replicates just as quickly as the replication fork opens up?

Question 30 30. Which enzyme is responsible for binding Okazaki fragments together?

Processes and Steps of DNA Replication for the MCAT: Tutoring Solution Chapter Exam Instructions

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