The Cellular Metabolic Process in Which a Cell Duplicates One or More Molecules of Dna. DNA Replication Begins When Specific Sequences Known As Origins of Replication Are Recognized and Bound by Initiation Proteins and Ends When the Original DNA Molecule Has Been Completely Duplicated and the Copies Topologically Separated. the Unit of Replication Usually Corresponds to the Genome of the Cell an Organelle or a Virus. the Template For Replication Can Either Be an Existing DNA Molecule or Rna.
Catalysis of the Reaction: Deoxynucleoside Triphosphate + Dna(n) = Diphosphate + Dna(n+1); the Synthesis of DNA From Deoxyribonucleotide Triphosphates in the Presence of a DNA Template and a 3'hydroxyl Group.