Molecular Biology of the Cell 6th Edition

Published by Garland Science
ISBN 10: 0815344325
ISBN 13: 978-0-81534-432-2

Chapter 5 - End-of-Chapter - Problems - Page 296: 5-5



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The answer is false because general repair systems use the other copy of the DNA to use as a template. However, when a double strand breakage occurs, it leaves no intact template strand to enable accurate repair. Two things can happen in this scenario. The broken ends are simply brought together and rejoined by DNA ligation, or the DNA is repaired using the sister chromatid as the template.
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