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6. Which side of the DNA strand is read 3' to 5'?
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6. Which side of the DNA strand is read 3' to 5'?

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DNA (Deoxyribonucleic acid) is a double helical structure present in nucleus of a cell and contains all the necessary information required for an organism to live, reproduce and grow and is inherited from generation to generation.

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A DNA strand has two ends, namely, 5’ and 3’. 5’ end is pronounced as five prime and has a free phosphate group that binds to the 3’ end (pronounced as three prime) that has free -OH (hydroxyl) group on the ribose sugar via covalent bonding (phosphodiester bond).

A replicating molecule is alway...

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3 Template or non- sense strand 5 New strand 3 3 Sense strand

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