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Cell cycle

A cell cycle, or cell-division cycle, is a series of events that takes place in a cell that causes it to divide into two daughter cells.


Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) is a molecule composed of two polynucleotide chains that coil around each other to form a double helix carrying genetic instructions for the development, functioning, growth and reproduction of all known organisms.

DNA polymerase

DNA polymerase is a member of a family of enzymes that catalyzes the synthesis of DNA molecules from nucleoside triphosphates, the molecular precursors of DNA.

Eukaryotic cell

An eukaryotic cell contains membrane-bound organelles such as a nucleus, mitochondria, and an endoplasmic reticulum.


Mitosis is part of the cell cycle in which replicated chromosomes are separated into two new nuclei.

RNA Primer

A short piece of RNA.


DNA replication in eukaryotes

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DNA Replication: From Old Principles to New Discoveries

This book reviews the latest trends and future directions of DNA replication research. The contents reflect upon the principles that have been established through the genetic and enzymatic studies of bacterial, viral, and cellular replication during the past decades.

Learning outcomes

By completing this resource you will be able to:

  1. Describe the steps involved in eukaryotic DNA replication
  2. List the proteins and enzymes involved in eukaryotic DNA replication

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