Lagging Strand of DNA: Definition & Synthesis


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How many strands are replicated when a double helix is replicated?

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1. What are the two strands of DNA at a replication fork?

2. How many lagging strands are there in a replication bubble?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Demonstrate your understanding of strands of DNA as you work on this quiz. Many questions deal specifically with the replication of DNA.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will need to answer questions involving strands of DNA that are:

  • Replicated with a double helix
  • At a replication fork
  • In a replication bubble

Skills Practiced

This quiz also benefits you by allowing you to practice:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the lagging strand of DNA
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding how a DNA polymerase moves and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the chunks of DNA made from the lagging strand

Additional Learning

Read the lesson entitled Lagging Strand of DNA: Definition & Synthesis to improve your level of knowledge about this subject. Study this lesson and you'll learn about:

  • The two ends of a DNA strand
  • How DNA replication begins
  • Differences between replication of the leading and lagging strands of DNA