lagging strand

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lagging strand

In DNA replication, the single strand forming a duplex in the direction away from the fork in the parental DNA. Replication on the lagging strand is discontinuous and can occur briefly in both directions.
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lagging strand

the strand in DNA replication that is synthesized discontinuously, to generate Okazaki fragments (named after R. Okazaki who first detected them). These are later sealed by DNA LIGASE. See DNA, SEMICONSERVATIVE REPLICATION MODEL.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005
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Focusing on specific bacteria, yeast, fruit flies, the African clawed frog, mice, and humans, they explain how all living organisms store their genome as DNA and how they all use the same evolutionary-conserved mechanism to duplicate it, as well as how this replication fork determines where organisms begin duplication, how they produce a complete copy of their genome each time a cell divides, and how they link duplication to cell division.