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Related to semiconservative: semiconservative replication
The process of replicating DNA in which the two strands remain intact, separate, and are copied and one parental strand goes to each daughter cell.
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semiconservativeadjective Referring to the method of replication of DNA, first postulated by Watson and Crick in 1953, in which the replicating DNA molecule divides longitudinally, each half-strand being conserved and acting as a template for the formation of a new half.
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