RNA Primer in DNA Replication: Definition, Function & Sequence


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A piece of DNA has the following sequence: ATGGCATAC. What is the sequence of the complementary piece of DNA?

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1. Given the DNA sequence TTACGTGCCA, determine which of the following best represents the complementary RNA sequence.

2. What will happen if a RNA primer is absent during DNA replication?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz will help you to expand your knowledge of the RNA primer in the context of DNA replication with several quiz questions. The questions deal with complementary strands of DNA and/or RNA, the RNA primer, and what happens to the RNA primer after synthesis of DNA strands.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you will be tested on your knowledge of:

  • Complementary strand of DNA and its sequence
  • Complementary strand of RNA and its sequence
  • The fate of the RNA primer after DNA synthesis
  • The relationship between the RNA primer and the original DNA

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases such as RNA primer, complementary strand, and DNA polymerase.
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the role of RNA primer in the context of DNA replication in a different light.
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding DNA replication as well as RNA primers.
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge of the RNA primer to answer questions about its role in DNA replication and the complementary strands of DNA formed

Additional Learning

To learn more about this subject, you can go over the corresponding lesson called RNA Primer in DNA Replication: Definition, Function, and Sequence. This lesson covers the following subject matter:

  • Complementary nucleotides in strands of DNA
  • The role of RNA primers in DNA replication
  • The way in which DNA is replicated and how RNA primers are involved