Tue January 17, 2012 By:

When does DNA replication takes place?

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Meghna Thapar
Tue January 17, 2012
DNA replication takes place during gamete formation. Between cell divisions, the cells are in interphase, during which there is cell growth, and the genetic material, DNA, contained in the chromosomes is duplicated so that when the cell divides, each new cell has same amount of genetic material.
When fertilization takes place, the offspring receives a double amount of DNA, half of it from sperm and half of it from egg.
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