Subject: Why do DNA polymerases only synthesise DNA in one direction?
Date: Sat Nov 4 08:51:17 2006
Posted by Alex
Grade level: undergrad
School: Oxford University
City: Oxford State/Province: No state entered.
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Area of science: Evolution
I know synthesis only goes 5' to 3' but why? No-one seems to have the
answer. Why isn't there a polymerase that can synthesise DNA 3' to 5' thus
saving effort ligating Okazaki fragments. Surely it would be faster?
Re: Why do DNA polymerases only synthesise DNA in one direction?
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