DNA Replication is a very intricate, deliberate and interesting process that, essentially, makes us who we are and keeps us that way. This process is highly important because DNA carries all of the information for making every single protein within a cell and these proteins implement all of the functions within us. When one of our cells (somatic cells) reproduces it passes on all of this information to the daughter cells through mitosis. The actual DNA Replication, however, is not so simple. It requires a number of enzymes and follows a pattern unique to each individual strand of DNA being replicated.
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...iming to occur. More differences include that DNA replication is semi discontinuous and both strands are manufactured quite differently—a leading strand is continuously made while a lagging strand is made in fragments (Okazaki fragments) while in PCR, the DNA strands are replicated equally. More differences encompass the end result of both processes. In DNA replication the end result is two complete strands of DNA, whereas in PCR the replicated DNA is only a fragment of the original strand. A huge difference between the two processes is how they deal with the “road blocks” of replication. When DNA replication fails to produce two strands of equal length, then it enlists the help of telomerase that extends the ends by using a complementary and repetitive sequence. In PCR, restriction endonuclease is used in order to isolate the targeted DNA sequence for replication.
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