Hello, my name is Rosalind Franklin and I discovered how to make x-rays clearer for the DNA molecules.
Today we will be talking about the basics of DNA replication and how it functions.
The replication process then happens when the polymerase attaches the one parent strand to a new daughter strand which creates your DNA. It can also be described as "proofreading".
DNA replication is a necessity for us because without it, we wouldn't look the way we do. It's what makes us look like our parents.
DNA replication happens in a stage called interphase. It begins when the helicase unzips the strands of DNA from the parent molecule.
But the strand can never be completely new, it always has to be one parent strand and one new strand. This is why DNA is semi-conservative. When it is semi-conservative, it always has to take a strand from the parent, it can't be just a new strand because you wouldn't have any of the similarities passed down.
The polymerase can also combine the sugar and phosphate together to combine nucleotides together.