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Presented by –

Bapan Ghosh
M.Sc Microbiology
A double stranded DNA molecule is
capable of
Producing two identical molecules from
nucleotide monomer with the help of
some proteins .This is known as DNA
replication .
DNA needs replication ,because every
cell produced by division of a preexisting
cell must be provided with an identical
genetic material.
The enzyme that catalyze the DNA
synthesis are called DNA polymerase .
Three types of DNA polymerase I, II
& III have been identified in
prokaryotic cells.
DNA polymerase I – it has three
iii.5’-3’ polymerase activity
iv.3’-5’ exonuclease activity
v.5’-3’ exonuclease activity
• DNA polymerase II – consist of
four polypeptide chain. It has –
• 3’-5’ exonuclease activity
• 5’-3’ polymerase activity
• Participated in DNA repair
• DNA polymerase III – It is also a
multi subunit assembly.
• Synthesizes new DNA by its 5’-3’
polymerase activity.
• DNA Ligase – catalyze the covalent
closer of nicks by using energy from
• DNA helicase - unwind the DNA
• DNA topoisomerase – catalyze
transient breaks in DNA molecule .It
is introduce or remove super coils
from DNA.
• SSB proteins – separating DNA
strands during replication & prevent
ss DNA from reform of double helix.
• Hu protein – heat stable DNA
binding protein .
Restrain DNA super coiling.
• Primase – synthesize a short RNA
• Replication proceed in two direction
around the chromosome leading to
the formation of a bubble is called
theta mode of replication.

• A circular parental chromosome is
replicate to two circular daughter
• Light dependent Repair
• It consists an exchange of a
damaged segment of one DNA
molecule by an undamaged segment
of another one.
• Such exchange take place only after
replication of the DNA has take
• recA gene involve in this repair
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