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Question:

Why is the new DNA strand complementary to the 3' to 5' strands assembled in short segments?


A) the replication forks block the formation of longer strands


B) DNA polymerase can assemble DNA only in the 3' to 5' direction


C) DNA polymerase can assemble DNA only in the 5' to 3' direction


D) it is more efficient than assembling complete new strands


E) only short DNA sequences can extend off the RNA primers

Answer:
C) DNA polymerase can assemble DNA only in the 5' to 3' direction
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Question: Why is the new DNA strand complementary to the 3' to 5' strands assembled in short segments? A) the replication forks block the formation of longer strands B) DNA polymerase can assemble DNA only in the 3' to 5' direction C) DNA polymerase can assemble DNA only in the 5' to 3' direction D) it is more efficient than assembling complete new strands E) only short DNA sequences can extend off the RNA primers
Answer: C) DNA polymerase can assemble DNA only in the 5' to 3' direction