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DNA replication.

Image from DOE Human Genome project

This scheme is widely distributed but wrong. DNA is synthesized only in 5'->3' direction. Therefore only the so called leading strand is synthesized continously. The other one, the lagging strand, is synthesized in several Okazaki-Fragments but not continously as shown in this scheme.

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