iGen3 03-09

Bi-directional DNA synthesis

    DNA replication typically proceeds in both directions simultaneously at any particular replicon. Note that the leading and lagging strands at the two replication forks are on opposite physical strands of the dsDNA starting at the Origin of Replication.

Figure © 2010 PJ Russell, iGenetics 3rd ed.; all text material © 2011 by Steven M. Carr