How does dna replication differ between prokaryotes and eukaryotes?
Aug 1, 2018
The differences between DNA replication in prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells is due to the location, complexity, and size of the cell.
- Occurs in the cytoplasm
- There is a single origin of replication
- DNA gyrase is needed
- Replication is very rapid (Bacteria can take up to 40 minutes)
- The Okazaki fragments are very long (1000-2000
- Prokaryotic cells have circular DNA thus telomeres are not replicated.
- Occurs in the nucleus
- There are multiple origins of replication
- DNA gyrase is not needed
- The Okazaki fragments are short
- Eukaryotic cells have telomeres at the end of DNA thus they are replicated.
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