The Cell: A Molecular Approach 7th Edition

Published by Sinauer Associates
ISBN 10: 160535290X
ISBN 13: 978-1-60535-290-9

Chapter 1 - An Overview of Cells and Cell Research - Question - Page 44: 2


Macromolecule with the capability of directing its own replication is the nucleic acid strand (either RNA or DNA).

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Nucleic acid replication is based on the specific base pairing between complementary nucleotides and hence nucleic acid strands serve as a template directing the replication of nucleotide strands. Both RNA and DNA are capable of serving as a template for replication. However, some RNA molecules have the unique ability to catalyze the polymerization of nucleic acids.
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