Biology - Chapter 16

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Replication in prokaryotes differs from replication in eukaryotes for which of these reasons?

A) The prokaryotic chromosome has histones, whereas eukaryotic chromosomes do not.

B) Prokaryotic chromosomes have a single origin of replication, whereas eukaryotic chromosomes have many.

C) The rate of elongation during DNA replication is slower in prokaryotes than in eukaryotes.

D) Prokaryotes produce Okazaki fragments during DNA replication, but eukaryotes do not.

E) Prokaryotes have telomeres, and eukaryotes do not.

Answer:

B) Prokaryotic chromosomes have a single origin of replication, whereas eukaryotic chromosomes have many.

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