We start by seeing the DNA double helix being unzipped to form a replication fork. We then follow DNA polymerase as it copies the DNA in the 5’ to 3’ direction using the existing DNA as a template. The leading strand is constructed in a continuous fashion while the lagging strand is made discontinuously, in a series of short fragments of DNA called Okazaki fragments.
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