Okazaki fragments

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Okazaki fragments

Short segments of DNA, 1000 to 2000 bases long, that later join up to form continuous lengths of DNA. Okazaki fragments occur in replicating DNA in both prokaryotes and eukaryotes. They form up on the ‘lagging’ strand during replications and join by ligation. (Reiji Okazaki, Japanese geneticist.)