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a relatively short (100-2000 bp in Escherichia coli and 100-200 bp in mammals) fragment of DNA that is later joined by DNA ligase to allow for 3' → 5' overall chain growth during replication.
Okazaki fragmentsee DNA (b) REPLICATION.
Okazaki,Reiji, Japanese biochemist, 1930-1975.
Okazaki fragment - short pieces of DNA formed during DNA synthesis.