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All of the following are functions of DNA polymerase in DNA
A) covalently adding nucleotides to the new strands.
B) proofreading each added nucleotide for correct base
C) replacing RNA primers with DNA.
D) initiating a polynucleotide strand.
E) none of the above
D) initiating a polynucleotide strandRNA primase is tasked with recognizing the replication origin, splitting the DNA at that point, and putting the RNA primer into place. Once the RNA primer is in place, the DNA polymerase extends it by synthesizing the correct complementary DNA, traveling along a single DNA strand as it does so