Biology (11th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 1-25918-813-2
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Chapter 14 - DNA: The Genetic Material - Review Questions - Synthesize: 3c

Answer

Without ligase, smaller pieces of DNA, especially of the lagging strand, would not be joined together, so no complete chromosomes could be made.

Work Step by Step

DNA ligase chemically links smaller pieces of DNA, especially the quite short ones which are made while synthesizing the lagging strand.
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