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Related to lagging strand: DNA replication
lagging strand[′lag·iŋ ‚strand]
(cell and molecular biology)
In deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) replication, the 3′ to 5′ DNA strand that is discontinuously synthesized as a series of Okazaki fragments in the 5′ to 3′ direction.
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