Biology (11th Edition)

Published by McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN 10: 1-25918-813-2
ISBN 13: 978-1-25918-813-8

Chapter 14 - DNA: The Genetic Material - Review Questions - Synthesize: 3a

Answer

DNA would supercoil tightly, stopping replication.

Work Step by Step

Gyrase helps relieve strain on DNA as the helix is opened. Without it, the strain would build and build until the DNA essentially locked-up and could not be further unwound, stopping replication.
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