semiconservative replication

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The method of replication of DNA in which the molecule divides longitudinally, each half being conserved and acting as a template for the formation of a new strand. See Chronology, 1953, Watson and Crick; 1957, Taylor et al.; 1958, Meselson and Stahl; 1963, Cairns; 1964, Luck and Reich. Compare with conservative replication.

Subjects: Genetics and Genomics.

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