origin of replication


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origin of replication

[¦är·ə·jən əv ‚rep·lə′kā·shən]
(cell and molecular biology)
The nucleotide sequence from which deoxyribonucleic acid replication begins.
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In the cell cycle, DNA replication starts during S phase from an origin of replication (rARS) bi-directionally.
The pMB1 origin of replication produces two RNA molecules, which regulate plasmid replication.
A phagemid is a plasmid containing a bacterial origin of replication and a phage origin of replication.
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