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Leading and Lagging

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Ruiz, Mariana. DNA Replication. Digital image. Wikimedia Commons. N.p., 24 Jan. 2007. Web.

What particular aspect of DNA replication causes the leading strand to be constructed more quickly than the lagging strand?

A

DNA replication requires primase to assemble a primer.

B

To begin replication, the origin of replication must first be opened by initiator proteins.

C

During replication, DNA can only be built in a 5' to 3' direction.

D

DNA replication is a semiconservative process that depends on complementary base pairing.