Biology 2010 Student Edition

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 9780133669510
ISBN 13: 978-0-13366-951-0

Chapter 12, DNA - 12.3 - DNA Replication - 12.3 Assessment - Page 353: 1b


The role of DNA polymerase is to match complementary base pairs of a strand.

Work Step by Step

DNA polymerase is in the "second" step of DNA replication after helicase unwinds the double helix. DNA polymerase matches the complementary base pair of a strand so that they will anneal.
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