Okazaki Fragments: Definition & Overview


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Who are Okazaki fragments named after?

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1. What are Okazaki fragments?

2. Okazaki fragments are produced during the process of _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Focusing on the beginnings of a DNA strand, this quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your knowledge of Okazaki fragments. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include understanding who the Okazaki fragments are named after as well as knowing what the Okazaki fragments are.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Who the Okazaki fragments are named after
  • What the Okazaki fragments are
  • How the fragments are produced
  • Which strand of DNA Okazaki fragments come from
  • Enzyme joining the fragments

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will let you practice the following skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding how the fragments are produced and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the enzyme joining the fragments
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related Okazaki fragments lesson

Additional Learning

To learn more about the building blocks to our own DNA, review the corresponding lesson on the Okazaki Fragments: Definition & Overview. This lesson will help you:

  • Understand what the Okazaki fragments are
  • Explain the relationship between the complementary and lagging strand
  • Describe why Okazaki fragments occur
  • Identify the scientists who discovered the fragments
  • Appreciate the role of DNA ligase to the fragments