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Question:

Which of the following statements is false when comparing prokaryotes with eukaryotes?


A) The prokaryotic chromosome is circular, whereas eukaryotic chromosomes are linear.


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


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


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


E) Eukaryotes have telomeres, and prokaryotes do not.
Answer:
D) Prokaryotes produce Okazaki fragments during DNA replication, but eukaryotes do not.
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Question: Which of the following statements is false when comparing prokaryotes with eukaryotes? A) The prokaryotic chromosome is circular, whereas eukaryotic chromosomes are linear. B) Prokaryotic chromosomes have a single origin of replication, whereas eukaryotic chromosomes have many. C) The rate of elongation during DNA replication is higher in prokaryotes than in eukaryotes. D) Prokaryotes produce Okazaki fragments during DNA replication, but eukaryotes do not. E) Eukaryotes have telomeres, and prokaryotes do not.
Answer: D) Prokaryotes produce Okazaki fragments during DNA replication, but eukaryotes do not.