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: 3c


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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