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DNA Replication: The Semiconservative Explanation

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QUESTION: Why is DNA replication called “semiconservative”?

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Explore the concept of semiconservative DNA replication, where each new DNA molecule retains one original strand. Understand the significance of this mechanism in ensuring accurate genetic information transfer across cell generations.

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QUESTION: Why is DNA replication called “semiconservative”?

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DNA replication is called "semiconservative" because each newly synthesized DNA molecule consists of one strand from the original DNA molecule (the parental strand) and one newly synthesized complementary strand (the daughter strand).

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