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Tell me? DNA-dependent RNA polymerase catalyzes transcription on one strand of the DNA which is called the

DNA-dependent RNA polymerase catalyzes transcription on one strand of the DNA which is called the

  • Option 1)

    template strand

  • Option 2)

    coding strand

  • Option 3)

    alpha strand

  • Option 4)

    antistrand

 
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Convention in deferning two strands of the DNA -

Since the two strands have the opposite polarity and DNA-dependent DNA polymerase also catalyse polymerisation in only one direction ie, 5^{1}\rightarrow 3^{1}  , the 

strand with polarity 3^{1}\rightarrow 5^{1} as a template and referred to as template strands 

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Option 1)

template strand

This is correct option

Option 2)

coding strand

This is incorrect option

Option 3)

alpha strand

This is incorrect option

Option 4)

antistrand

This is incorrect option

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