During DNA replication, why is it that the entire molecule does not open in one go ?

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asked Mar 11, 2018 in Class XII Biology by nikita74 (-1,028 points)
During DNA replication, why is it that the entire molecule does not open in one go ? Explain replication fork. What are the two functions that the monomers (dNTPs) play ?

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answered Mar 11, 2018 by rahul152 (-2,846 points)
For long DNA molecules, since the two strands of DNA cannot be separated in its entire length (due to very high energy requirement), the replication occur within a small opening of the DNA helix, referred to as replication fork.

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