Okazaki fragment

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O·ka·za·ki frag·ment

(ō-kă-ză'kē),
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.
[Reiji Okazaki]

Okazaki fragment

see DNA (b) REPLICATION.

Okazaki,

Reiji, Japanese biochemist, 1930-1975.
Okazaki fragment - short pieces of DNA formed during DNA synthesis.