In molecular biology, DNA replication is the biological process of producing two identical replicas of DNA from one original DNA molecule. DNA replication occurs in all living organisms acting as the most essential part for biological inheritance. This is essential for cell division during growth and repair of damaged tissues, while it also ensures that each of the new cells receives its own copy of the DNA. The cell possesses the distinctive prop…
As nouns the difference between reproduction and replication is that reproduction is the act of reproducing new individuals biologically while replication is process by which an object, person, place or idea may be copied mimicked or reproduced.
Initiation of eukaryotic DNA replication is the first stage of DNA synthesis where the DNA double helix is unwound and an initial priming event by DNA polymerase α occurs on the leading strand. The priming event on the lagging strand establishes a replication fork.
During the discovery of DNA replication they also discovered that there are three modes of replication that a DNA strand can take. The three types of DNA replication are semiconservative, conservative, and dispersive.