NEET Botany Molecular Basis of Inheritance Questions Solved

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(a) Differentiate between a template strand and coding strand of DNA.

(b) Name the source of energy for the replication of DNA.                         (3 marks)

(a) The strand that has the polarity 3' - 5' acts as a template strand. This codes for the protein

      molecule.

      The other strand of DNA that has polarity 5' - 3' and the same sequence as RNA (except

      thymine at the place of uracil) is formed during transcription. This strand which does not code

      for anything is called as coding strand.

 

(b) Deoxyribonucleoside triphosphates provide energy for the replication of DNA.

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