Biology: The Unity and Diversity of Life (14th Edition)

Published by Brooks/Cole Publishing Co.
ISBN 10: 1305073959
ISBN 13: 978-1-30507-395-1

Chapter 15 - Self-Quiz - Page 248: 6


b. Sequencing

Work Step by Step

To find the order of nucleotides in a fragment of DNA, researchers use a method called sequencing. This method involves using an enzyme such as DNA polymerase, which, when added to a mixture containing the DNA fragment to be sequenced, a primer, and free nucleotides, will start adding nucleotides to the primer to form a DNA strand complementary to the fragment of DNA in question.
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