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DNA Replication

Synthesis of a polynucleotide strand along a template (the complementary strand). Nucleoside triphosphates, DNA polymerase and a primer that becomes gradually elongated by polymerization are necessary. The direction of growth is always 5' > 3'. The polarity of the template strand is just the opposite.
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