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During DNA replication, why is it that the entire molecule does not open in one go? Explain the replication fork. What are the two functions that the monomers (d NTPs) play?

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DNA replication is an energy-Intensive process which requires a very high amount of energy. So, the practical solution is to replicate a DNA segment by segment. Due to this, the entire DNA molecule does not open in one go.

Replication Fork: DNA replication happens in a small opening of DNA helix, called replication fork.

Monomers as nucleotide triphosphate (NTPs) is a molecule containing a nucleotide bound to three phosphates. The NTPs present in DNA is called dNTP. They are basic building blocks of life. They play an important role in various metabolic functions.

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