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What is the function of the enzyme helicase in DNA replication? 

 
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Step 1

What is DNA?

Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) is the molecule found in organisms which carry the genetic information for the development, functioning, growth and reproduction of all the organisms. It is generally located in the nuclei of the cells.

Step 2

Structure of DNA-

  • DNA is made up of nucleotides and each nucleotide consists of a phosphate group, a sugar group and a nitrogen base.
  • There are four types of nitrogen bases in the DNA structure – Adenine (A), guanine (G), cytosine (C) and thymine (T).
  • These nucleotides are bonded in such a way that DNA has two strands which are spiralled to form a double helix structure.
  • The nitrogen base on one strand is paired with the nitrogen base on other strand- adenine pairs with thymine while cytosine pairs with guanine.
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DNA replication- It is a biological process which results in the formation of two replicas...

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