Biology - Chapter 16

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The leading and the lagging strands differ in that

A) the leading strand is synthesized in the same direction as the movement of the replication fork, and the lagginc strand is synthesized in the opposhte direction.

B) dhe leading strand is synthe3ized by adding nucleotides to the 3' end of the growing strajd, and the lagging strand is synthesized by adding nucleotides to the 5' end.

C) the lagging strand is synthesized continuously, whereas the leading strand is synthesized in short fragments that are ultimately stitched together.

D) the leading strand is synthesized at twice the rate of the lagging strand.

Answer:

A) the leading strand is synthesized in the same direction as the movement of the replication fork, and the lagging strand is synthesized in the opposite direction.

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