Primase: Definition & Function


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Why does DNA replication occur?

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1. List the enzymes in order of when they start doing their intended jobs, starting with the first.

2. Why is primase necessary?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this worksheet and quiz to explore the function of primase. You'll need to know certain topics such as why DNA replication occurs and the related enzymes in order of their processes.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use the quiz and worksheet to:

  • Understand why primase is necessary
  • Recognize what would occur should primase disappear in the cell
  • Define the suffix '-ase'

Skills Practiced

The following skills will be practiced:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on function of primase
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding what would happen if primase disappeared in the cell and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding why primase is necessary

Additional Learning

This lesson will help you to gain some perspective on the function of primase. The lesson is called Primase: Definition & Function and it covers the following goals:

  • Define DNA replication
  • Identify what is known as helicase
  • Be able to explain the origin of replication
  • Recognize whether or not all DNA contains RNA