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The property of certain polymerases, for example, DNA polymerase, to use their exonuclease activity to remove erroneously introduced bases and to replace them with the correct bases.
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In genetics and cellular biology, the ability of a cell to ensure that copies of its genetic information are faithfully made with limited errors or mutations.
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proofreadingIn genetics, the correction, performed by DNA polymerase, of mistakes in the incorporation of nucleotides in a sequence, the corrections being made after individual units have been added to the chain.
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