DNA replication
The process whereby a copy of a DNA molecule is made, and thus the genetic information it contains is duplicated. The parental double stranded DNA molecule is replicated semi-conservatively, ie. each copy contains one of the original strands paired with a newly synthesized strand that is complementary in terms of AT and GC base pairing. Though in this sense conceptually simple, mechanistically a complex process involving a number of enzymes.

Dictionary of molecular biology. 2004.

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