How Does DNA Replicate?


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How does the structure of DNA make replication easy?

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1. What are the steps for replication?

2. Do all cells replicate at the same rate?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Deoxyribose nucleic acid (or DNA for short) is the building block of life, and DNA replication is an essential biological process to the continuation of life. To successfully pass this quiz, you will need to understand the biology behind DNA replication.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

To demonstrate your understanding on this subject, you will be quizzed on:

  • How the structure of DNA complements replication
  • The essential steps of replication
  • Rates of cellular production

Skills Practiced

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about how DNA replicates itself
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what happens when mistakes occur during replication
  • Making connections - use understanding of DNA replication to examine why it is necessary

Skills Practiced

To learn more on this topic, be sure to read the accompanying lesson titled How Does DNA Replicate? The lesson covers:

  • The replication fork
  • Composition of nucleotides
  • Rates of replication for various cells