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 What is the function of the sliding clamp protein in DNA replication in eukaryotes?

Option: 1

It binds to DNA polymerase and helps to synthesize new strands of DNA

Option: 2

It helps to stabilize the DNA polymerase on the template strand

Option: 3

 It breaks down RNA primers and replaces them with DNA


Option: 4

 It repairs any errors in the DNA sequence during replication

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The sliding clamp protein forms a ring-like structure around the DNA strand and helps to keep the DNA polymerase attached to the template strand during strand synthesis.

Option 2 is the correct answer. 

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