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What enzyme will solve this problem in the lagging strand?

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Asked by Wyatt Williams, Last updated: Oct 22, 2020

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Aseel

Aseel

Aseel
Aseel

Answered May 14, 2018

Ligase enzyme will solve the problem.

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l.Steven

l.Steven

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L.Steven

Answered Mar 13, 2018

Ligase is the enzyme that will fix this lagging strand. When DNA is replicated for cell division, only one of the strands can be replicated in one continuous strand. The other half of the DNA is replicated in short spurts. This short spurt results in the kind of thing seen in the picture. The ligase binds the short, lagging pieces. The ligase will also fix any missing pieces in a DNA strand so long as it has a template to work with. However, there’s also a kind of ligase that’ll fix a break occurring in both strands of DNA at the same place.

In non-technical terms, a ligase will make the same kind of phosphorous base that is used to make the backbone of the DNA chain. In short, that’s how it binds the DNA.

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John Adney

John Adney

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John Adney

Answered Dec 13, 2016

Why though? I wish it'd explain when we got the question wrong :/
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John Smith

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John Smith

Answered Nov 19, 2016

Ligase
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