DNA Replication Fork: Definition & Overview


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What is responsible for creating the replication fork?

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1. The leading strand in the replication fork is opened in the _____ direction.

2. DNA is added in the _____ direction on the lagging strand.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

DNA replication forks perform a key function in DNA replication, and this quiz/worksheet will help you test your understanding of the role they play as well as related DNA science.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on the following:

  • Creation of the replication fork
  • Leading and lagging strands
  • DNA replication

Skills Practiced

  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast the leading and lagging strand in DNA
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the directions of DNA strands
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related biology lesson

Additional Learning

To learn more about DNA replication, review the accompanying lesson titled DNA Replication Fork: Definition & Overview. You will encounter the following objectives in the lesson:

  • Define the replication fork and understand its function
  • Understand the role of DNA helicase
  • Differentiate between the leading and lagging strand and their directions of exposure
  • Know what 'Okazaki fragments' refer to