Hey Mr. Rims I'm really confused about how DNA replication works it's really confusing can I stay after class for some extra help
Sure Kyle I have something very interesting to show you that will better your understand of DNA replication
Here is my magic shrink gun that will allow us to shrink to the size of a DNA helix to see how DNA replicates in the cell.
THATS AMAZING SIR LETS GO
Ok get ready
Ok, Kyle so this right here is DNA. When it comes to DNA replication there are 3 major steps involved. The 3 steps are Strand Separation, Building complementary, Strands Dealing with errors
There are some things you must understand before looking at the first step. Each strand has a 5' prime end and a 3' prime end. The 2 strands run in opposite directions. This determines how each strand of DNA is replaced
The first step is to separate the 2 strands. The enzyme Helicase unwinds the DNA to form a replication fork. As that is happening SSB Proteins bind to the strands of DNA to keep them separated.