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leading strandIn DNA replication, the separated strand this is being converted to a duplex in the direction of the fork, or the opening of the fork, in the parent DNA. Replication is continuous along the leading strand. Compare LAGGING STRAND.
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leading strandthe strand in DNA replication that is synthesized continuously. See DNA, SEMICONSERVATIVE REPLICATION MODEL.
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